Joe Strummer of The Clash fame has died at the age of 50.
During his music career Strummer was the guitarist, singer and songwriter The Clash amongst other bands. One of The Clash’s most famous songs, ‘London Calling’, features in the most recent James Bond adventure Die Another Day. Strummer died of a heart attack according to his official website, though it is noted that an autopsy is pending.
Outside of the music industry Strummer also pursued an acting career appearing in Alex Cox’s Straight to Hell and Jim Jarmusch’s Mystery Train.
Strummer’s death came only three months before the Clash were due to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Since the bands split up Strummer had been involved in several group and solo works, most recently The Mescaleros with whom he had been recently touring.
Joe Strummer is survived by his wife, Lucinda, his two teenage daughters and his stepdaughter.