Mark E. Smith

Punk Singer

Birthday March 5, 1957

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace Salford, England

DEATH DATE Jan 24, 2018 (60)

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Vocalist and songwriter best known as the frontman and sole constant member of the long-running English post-punk act The Fall. He was famous for his abrasive, sarcastic and satirical lyrics, as heard on albums like Hex Enduction Hour and Your Future Our Clutter.

Before Fame

He spent his early years in Prestwich, England and formed The Fall shortly after dropping out of college at age 19. He worked as a clerk at the Salford docks before quitting to pursue music full-time. 


He has been a featured vocalist on songs by artists like Gorillaz, Elastica, Mouse on Mars and Edwyn Collins.

Family Life

He married keyboardist and The Fall member Elena Poulou in 2001. He was previously married to Brix Smith-Start and Saffron Prior.

Associated With

He made a cameo appearance in the Michael Winterbottom film 24 Hour Party People (2002).