Primal Scream’s Robert Young Dies

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Robert “Throb” Young, the former guitarist for Primal Scream, has died at 49.

According to The Guardian, he was found dead in his home in Sussex, England on Tuesday and the cause of death is still unknown, although it is “not being treated as suspicious.”

Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie, guitarist Andrew Innes, and the band confirmed the tragic news.

“We have lost our comrade and brother Robert Young. A beautiful and deeply soulful man. He was an irreplaceable talent, much admired amongst his peers. In the words of Johnny Marr, ‘Throb with a gold top Les Paul – unbeatable’.”

Robert left rock band Primal Scream in 2006 to deal with problems in his personal life.  According to Gillespie’s statement at the time, Young had problems he had to sort out for himself.

“It’s a hard thing to talk about, because it’s private and it’s his life, and I don’t think I have the right to judge him.

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