Talk Talk’s Front man Mark Hollis Reportedly Dead at Age 64

Mark Hollis, lead singer of the 80’s English rock band Talk Talk, has reportedly passed away at the age of 64.

Anthony Costello, Hollis’ cousin-in-law, posted on Twitter, “RIP Mark Hollis. Cousin-in-law. Wonderful husband and father. Fascinating and principled man. Retired from the music business 20 years ago but an indefinable musical icon.”

Talk Talk shot to the top of the charts with early success from synth-pop singles “Talk Talk” in 1982, “It’s My Life” and “Such a Shame” both released in 1984. In the mid-80’s they turned towards more of an experimental stage which became known as post-rock. “Life’s What You Make It” was also a huge hit.

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