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Inspiral Carpets’ Craig Gill dies

By | Published on Wednesday 23 November 2016

Inspiral Carpets

Inspiral Carpets drummer Craig Gill has died, the band announced yesterday. He was 44.

In a statement, the band said: “It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the death of our drummer and close friend, Craig Gill. We are all absolutely devastated by the news. Craig was our brother”.

“We were honoured to work alongside him for the last 30 years”, they continued. “To say we’ll miss him is an understatement. He was the beating heart of the Inspirals in more ways than one”.

Gill joined Inspiral Carpets in the 1980s while in his early teens, and played with them through to the band’s split in 1995 and then again after they reformed in 2003.