Inspiral Carpets drummer and founding member, Craig Gill, has sadly passed away, aged 44.
In 2005, Craig Gill set up his very successful Manchester Music Tours business, which attracted visitors from all over the world. Craig pieced together walking and bus tours, scheduled and private, band specific and bespoke tours to suite all musical tastes including; The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis, The Stone Roses and Factory Records, other bands featured on the tours are The Hollies, The Bee Gees, New Order, James, Elbow and The Courteeners.
The band, Inspiral Carpets, have taken to Twitter to announce the tragic news today (22 November), writing: "It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the death of our drummer and close friend, Craig Gill.
"We are all absolutely devastated by the news." They added: "To say we'll miss him is an understatement".
Liam Gallagher took to Twitter to pay tribute to Craig Gill.
'Stunned by the news of the death of Gilly my heart goes out to his family and band members LIVE FOREVER LG x'
Love going out to @inspiralsband. So sad to hear that Craig 'Gilly' Gill has passed away. Thoughts are with his family today. Tim x x
Our brother, Craig Gill has passed away. He was the beating heart of the Inspirals in more ways than one xxx @inspiralsband
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