Killing Joke’s Kevin ‘Geordie’ Walker dies at 64

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The news was confirmed by the band through social networks.

Killing Joke, the legendary post punk band from England, has lost one of its founding members. It was Sunday afternoon when the group behind songs like “Love Like Blood” and “The Death & Resurrection Show” announced in his official accounts that Kevin ‘Geordie’ Walker He died at 64 years old.

The news was first spread on Facebook by Martin Adkins, former member of the group, who revealed the death of the musician, information that was later verified through the band’s channels. “It is with great sadness that we confirm that at 6:30 AM on November 26, 2023 in Prague, the legendary guitarist of Killing Joke, Kevin ‘Geordie’ Walker He died after suffering a stroke.”

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In the statement they assured that the musician was accompanied by his family at all times and they shared their feelings of loss, in addition to wishing their partner a peaceful rest. The band’s fans were quick to express their surprise and comments of support for him, lamenting his death.

walker founded Killing Joke with the vocalist Jaz Coleman after responding to an ad placed by the now frontman and founded together with Martin Glover and Paul Ferguson the band, belonging to the group until his death; In addition to being part of other musical groups such as Murder, Inc. and The Damage Manual.


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