Our own thread for personal tributes and thoughts is up there in announcements. In this thread, I thought it would be good to gather media obituaries, comments on social media and so forth.
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Marc Riley's show was on 6Music as the BBC confirmed the news. To hear him announce it there is emotional, and there's a little interview between him and Gideon Coe which is similarly emotional.
At about 1:19:30, Marc says:
The Q&A segment is followed by Pretty Vacant, and then the death of MES is confirmed by Marc at around 1:28:38. Then there's the news, which ends with the news about MES. Then without further comment straight into an uninterrupted sequence of Fall songs: It's The New Thing; Oh! Brother; Edinburgh Man. Then there's a couple of minutes chat with Gideon Coe (direct link to a clip of this), followed by U.S. 80's - 90's. Then there's Beefheart's Tropical Hot Dog Night, after which Riley recalls MES having just bought the album it was on. Then finally Totally Wired.<previous record ends>
OK that is Low, and You See Everything live in session for us from 2011. I just got to say that there's been rumours flying around all evening about Mark E Smith, and we're just getting to grips with it now. So I'm going to play you a manic Q&A from Glen Matlock and a tune, and we'll come out the other side of it and see where we are. <sounds choked here> OK, thank you.
There is a page of clips on the BBC site. This includes a Radcliffe and Maconie special.
There were features on the BBC 10 O'Clock news and Newsnight on the 24th, followed on the 25th with additional coverage.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy presented a tribute to MES at the end of Channel 4 news on the 25th.
NME obituary (Nick Levine)
Guardian obituary (Adam Sweeting)
Legend of the Fall: Mark E Smith kept swinging to the end (Dave Simpson appreciation, The Guardian)
Daily Telegraph obituary (Samantha Herbert)
Louder Than War (obituary by John Robb)
Evil Blizzard (Facebook) / Evil Blizzard (Twitter)
Tim Burgess (Charlatans) - Newsnight feature)
Luke Haines (Auteurs/Black Box Recorder etc)
Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order etc)
Miles Hunt (Wonder Stuff)
Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees etc)
The Lovely Eggs
Ian McNabb (Icicle Works)
Keith Mullin (The Farm)
Mat Osman (Suede)
Kid Congo Powers
Daniel Dylan Wray
John Peel Archive
MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT
Rupa Huq MP
People with interesting stories/observations/information/memories etc, whether public figures or not
Dan Herman (lawyer)