Australian singer Louis Tillett passed away

Louis Tillett Australian singer Cause of death

The news of the demise of beloved Louis Tillet, a powerful individual talent and a very sensitive, intuitive, kind, and compassionate soul, has come down the line.

Keep Louis and his incredible music near to your heart and listen to it when it’s gloomy, rainy, or you’re feeling lonely he will be there for you. Louis Tillett will be remembered as one of the most talented songwriters of the Australian underground scene of the 1980s and ‘90s.

His contributions were widely recognized, and his talent and creativity earned him a special place in the hearts of fans throughout the country. Here’s what we know about him and Louis Tillet cause of death.

Louis Tillett passed away 

The 63-year-old singer-songwriter Louis Tillett passed away in a Sydney hospital after enduring protracted health issues. He leaves behind an incredible body of work that future generations will treasure. A lovely, compassionate spirit whose loss will be deeply regretted by his fans everywhere.

His Partner Rachael Slattery posted the following online today,

One week ago Louis Tillett passed away. Jack and I were with him to the end. We thank RPAH and Concord Hospitals for allowing Jack and I to stay for days and weeks at a time leading up to his passing. Please remember him as he was, in the words of Hellen Rose, a Cheeky Druid.

He brought joy to our pain, light to our darkness, and a good dose of mischief. I have gone to great lengths to make his Music available everywhere possible. I will leave links in the comments for you to find them. Louis has donated his body to Science. There will be no funeral as such. But please stay tuned for news about his Memorial. Feel free to leave your tributes below in the comments. Warm regards to all.

Louis Tillet cause of death: Prolonged illness

Another great Australian musician has left the music industry. One of the most innovative and talented Australian musicians and songwriters of his generation.

He lost his valiant fight a week ago after a protracted struggle with kidney-related issues. As per the official reports, it was confirmed that Louis Tillet cause of death was a prolonged illness.

Illness before passing

His family members spoke about his illness in 2021 which was posted on his Gofundme Fundraising page. Louis’s bandmates reported that he had been seriously ill for six months in 2021.

Initially, it seemed as though he had chronic kidney disease, but after more examination, it appears that the deadly Mitochondrial Disease, often known as Mita, is his new enemy.

He exhibits all of the symptoms on the extensive list, including recent hearing loss. It’s past cure. There are treatments, but there is no cure. The kidney issue and other odd illnesses result from it attacking other body components. You can read his complete illness history here.

Last Update (February 14, 2023) by Louis Tillett, Organizer

For the purposes of closing this Gofundme campaign, which we do with the deepest gratitude and glad tidings, this will be the last update here.

Louis is improving and doing relatively well, even after the close calls he had, due to rigorous testing, trial, and error, misdiagnosis, Covid delays and shutouts for in-hospital care, and inappropriate medications that pushed him to his limits. Thankfully, he bounced back before hitting the very bottom.

Now, he is resting and recovering whilst responding well to alternative treatment, diet, and lifestyle changes. His kidney function has miraculously plateaued. May this wind fill his sails and allow him to fulfill his dreams of sailing and dreaming. Perhaps he will dream up some new “sea shanties for the soul”.

Who was Louis Tillett?

Louis Rohan Tillett was an Australian singer-songwriter, keyboardist, and saxophonist who played rock music. In the Australian bands The Wet Taxis, Paris Green, and The Aspersion Caste, Tillett served as the frontman. Along with Catfish, Laughing Clowns, New Christs, and Tex Perkins, he has performed as a supporting musician.

Musical Career

Seven albums have been released by Tillett for his solo career: Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell (1987), A Cast of Aspersions (1990), Letters to a Dream (1992), Cry Against the Faith (1998), Learning to Die (2001), The Hanged Man (2005), and Soliloquy (2006).

He frequently collaborates with Charlie Owen, and together they have two albums out: The Ugly Truth (1994) and Midnight Rain (October 1995). The latter disc took home the Rolling Stone Critics Award for 1996’s best album.

Global Music 

Louis Tillett, one of Sydney’s most talented and exceptional songwriters, was recognized as a “Priority Heritage Artist” by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Louis Tillett was a prominent figure in the Australian underground music scene in the late 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, fronting bands like Wet Taxis, Paris Green, and the Aspersion Caste.

In addition to working with Charlie Owen, Ed Kuepper, Tex Perkins, Don Walker, and Brett Myers, his stellar career has seen him invited to collaborate with Leonard Cohen and Brian Eno. He was referred to as “a pioneer that has been an inspiration to many of us” by Nick Cave.

His live and recorded performances have influenced and informed musicians like Kurt Cobain, The Flaming Lips, and The White Stripes, who are frequently the focus of urban music myths.

We at Medico Topics grieve his passing and extend our heartfelt sympathies to his family, friends, and loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this trying time of loss and reflection. Please feel free to leave a condolence in the comment area below as well.


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  1. God Keep you and preserve you Louis Tillett.

    I was your class mate at Sydney Grammar School from 1972 to 1977 and we did the HSC together in 1977 final year. I miss you Louis. Your music is a precious Australian legacy that is now preserved for all time and future generations. I miss those times we had together at Sydney Grammar. Love you as a good friend and admirer of your musical talent. RIP: David Peter Ehrlich; 13 September 2023


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