Joe Strummer, of the band The Clash, has died of a heart attack at the age of 50.
Strummer had recently been working with Bono and Dave Stewart on their song ‘48864’ for the Mandela-SOS album.
Bono, talking to Press Association, said: “The Clash was the greatest rock band. They wrote the rule book for U2. Though I was always too much of a fan to get to know him well, we were due to meet in January to finish our Mandela song with Dave Stewart. It’s such a shock.”
(source: CNN, Reuters, NME, The Guardian)