the lead singer of The former British New Wave Band Talk Talk, Mark Hollis, is dead. The Frontman of the with Hits like “It’s My Life” and “such a Shame” known Band, has died at the age of 64 years.

This is the former Talk Talk Bassist Paul Webb wrote on Facebook. “He was a musical genius, and it was an honor and a privilege to be with him in a Band.”

information on the cause of death was not Webb. Hollis’ Management could not be reached for comment.

Big hits in the 80s

Talk Talk was founded in 1981 in London, and had with his Synth-Pop music in Europe a great success. With the 1986 Album “The Colour of Spring” turned to the musician, more of Improvisation, and were thus the pioneers of Post-Rock. In 1991 the Band dissolved.

The 1955 in Tottenham-born Hollis brought out in 1998, a Solo Album, but then disappeared largely from the Public. (SDA)