Frontman and lead guitarist for Dirty Pretty Things who also co-fronted the garage rock band The Libertines.
He attended Brunel University as a drama major.
He was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Winchester for his contribution to the arts in 2012.
He had a son, Eli, with his girlfriend Edie Langley.
He was part of the supergroup The Bottletop Band, which included Matt Helders of the Arctic Monkeys.