Primal Scream Guitarist Robert Young Dead at 49

Lindsay Hood

By Lindsay Hood

on 09.11.14 in News

The Guardian has reported the passing of musician Robert Young. The 49-year-old guitarist was found dead on the afternoon of Tuesday September 9 at his residence in Sussex, England.

Young, who went by the nickname “Throb,” joined the band Primal Scream in the mid-’80s and left under strained circumstances in 2006.

His former bandmates Bobby Gillespie and Andrew Innes released the following statement:

We have lost our comrade and brother Robert Young. A beautiful and deeply soulful man. He was an irreplaceable talent, much admired amongst his peers, In the words of Johnny Marr “Throb with a gold top Les Paul – unbeatable”

He was a true rock and roller. He walked the walk. He had “Heart & Soul”
tattooed on his arm and i’m sure on his heart too. He once said to me “when we go onstage it’s a war between us and the audience.” He never let go of that attitude.

Our love and thoughts are with his sons Brandon and Miles and their mother Jane, his wife Rachel, and his immediate family.

The cause of death is unknown, but police reported that Young’s death is not being treated as suspicious.