The musician and DJ who helped produce Primal Scream’s iconic third album has died at the age of 56.

Andrew Weatherall was credited with infusing the Glasgow indie band’s 1991 release ‘Screamadelica’ with the thumping beats of the emerging house music scene.

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The album, which sold more than three million copies worldwide, peaked at number eight in the UK chart and is frequently voted as one of the best of the decade.

Weatherall was also a prominent DJ on the London club scene in the late 1980s.

A statement from his management read: “We are deeply sorry to announce that Andrew Weatherall, the noted DJ and musician passed away in the early hours of this morning, Monday 17th February 2020, at Whipps Cross Hospital, London.

“The cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. He was being treated in hospital but unfortunately the blood clot reached his heart. His death was swift and peaceful.”

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Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, a friend of Weatherall's said he was "distraught, praising him as "one of the most talented" people he had ever worked with.

Posting on Twitter, he wrote: "Absolutely distraught to hear this terrible news. Andrew was a longtime friend, collaborator and one of most talented persons I’ve known. Also one of the nicest. Genius is an overworked term but I’m struggling to think of anything else that defines him."