How did Alan Rankine die? Musician and record producer cause of death explained

Alan Rankine

Alan Rankine of The Associates has passed away at the age of 64. Let’s see, how did Alan Rankine die and the Musician and record producer’s cause of death in detail.

How did Alan Rankine die?

Alan Rankine, the famous musician and songwriter passed away on January 2, 2023. His death was confirmed by his sons on social media post. Several sources close to Alan Rankine verified his death.

Soon after the demise news was confirmed, his family and fans started to share their condolences to Alan Rankine.

Duglas T. Stewart, the creator of the BMX Bandits, writes: “Very sad news today that Alan Rankine has died. I first became aware of Alan through The Associates and later got to know him a little. He looks very beautiful in this clip. Sending love to his family and all who loved him.”

Vic Galloway, a BBC broadcaster, adds: “Unbelievably sad news… “RIP Alan Rankine.”

Scottish journalist John Dingwall writes: “Very sad to hear the news that my dear friend Alan Rankine of The Associates has died.

We lived around the corner from each other and had planned to meet for a coffee. Condolences to every one of Alan Rankine’s family and a final farewell to a beautiful soul. Rest in power, Alan Rankine.

Alan Rankine cause of death:

Alan Rankine death On Tuesday, January 3, his sons Callum and Hamish Rankine confirmed his father’s death at the age of 64.

“He died peacefully at home shortly after spending Christmas with his family,” according to the statement.

“He was a beautiful, kind, and loving man who will be sorely missed.”

Rankine’s sons announced that his Facebook profile would remain active and urged friends and family to remember him there since “community meant a lot to our dad.”

Who was Alan Rankine?

Alan Rankine, born on May 17, 1958. He was a Scottish musician and record producer best known as the keyboardist and guitarist for the rock band the Associates, which he co-founded in the late 1970s with Dundee vocalist and songwriter, Billy Mackenzie.

The Scottish musician was born in Bridge of Allan and later moved to Edinburgh. The Affectionate Punch and Sulk were driven by great ambition, merging synth-pop to close to Scott Walker levels of baroque orchestration. These albums are arguably two of Scotland’s finest music collaborations ever.

After leaving the band, Alan Rankine put out a series of well-received solo CDs and then worked as a lecturer for many years.

Tributes to Alan Rankine:

For Billy MacKenzie tweeted,

“I honestly thought all singers were going to be like Bill. Not just meeting the notes but embracing the notes and exploiting them to the end. I’ve never met another soul who just *knew* what to do…” Billy MacKenzie & Alan Rankine photographed by Tom Sheehan #TheAssociates

Gary Crowley’s Lost 80’s posted,

So saddened to hear the news of the passing of The Associates Alan Rankine…together Alan and Billy touched the lives of so many of us…blasting the effortless ‘18 Carat Love Affair’ in the flat right now…

The Creeping Bent Organization tweeted,

Incredibly sad news about Alan Rankine, an immense talent and great company. Condolences to his family. X

Burning Shed tweeted,

RIP Alan Rankine The musical heart of the Associates He was also a producer to artists such as Paul Haig, Cocteau Twins, The Pale Fountains as well as having a solo career whilst signed to Belgian label @twilightdisques

Ronnie McGhie posted,

I’m sad to hear of Alan Rankine’s passing. The Associates were the most original band to come out of Scotland.
I had the pleasure of interviewing him a few years ago.
Rest easy Alan.


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