He was renowned and respected for his remixes of songs by Happy Mondays, New Order and others, and produced Primal Scream’s 1991 landmark album “Screamadelica.” Weatherall gave the rock band’s sound a multi-layered, dance music edge, producing one of the most acclaimed and best-loved British albums of the 1990s.
“Trainspotting” author Irvine Welsh said he was “distraught” at news of Weatherall’s death.
“Genius is an overworked term but I’m struggling to think of anything else that defines him,” Welsh wrote on Twitter.
Tim Burgess, lead singer of The Charlatans, tweeted: “Shocked and saddened to hear that cosmic traveler Andrew Weatherall has left the building. Always a pleasure to meet up with him and share good times. Rest well mate.”