“The finest, most extraordinary and inspirational songwriter, singer and performer, and a remarkable producer and journalist, Nick’s work has deeply affected so many people all over the world,” said his manager, Michelle Hilborne, in a statement. “Outstandingly intelligent, compassionate, fascinating and witty, Nick was the dearest friend and his absence brings indescribable sorrow.”
No cause of death was revealed. According to Warp, “Nick’s family and friends request privacy at this difficult time.”
Just this week, Warp issued Offerings: Lost Songs 2000-2004, a set of previously unheard Gravenhurst tracks and demos, along with reissues of 2004′s Black Holes in the Sand and 2003′s Flashlight Seasons. Our senior editor Jayson Greene wrote, “Taken as a whole, the three albums present a grim, gorgeous, placid universe, a world entirely Gravenhurst’s own.” Talbot’s most recent Gravenhurst album for Warp was 2012′s The Ghost in Daylight.
Listen to Offerings: Lost Songs below, read our 2012 Gravenhurst interview, and scroll down for a recent Gravenhurst documentary short.