April 8, 2010 21:42

Sex Pistols' John Lydon declares: 'I will miss Malcolm McLaren and so should you'

Frontman pays tribute to the group's late manager

Sex Pistols' John Lydon declares: 'I will miss Malcolm McLaren and so should you'
Sex Pistols' frontman John Lydon has paid tribute to his former manager Malcolm McLaren, who died earlier today (April 8) after suffering with cancer.

In a statement, Lydon said that he will "miss" the punk mogul, adding that he was "always entertaining".

"For me Malc was always entertaining and I hope you remember that," Lydon said in a statement he signed under his Sex Pistols' name Johnny Rotten. "Above all else he was an entertainer and I will miss him, and so should you."

McLaren was key in forming the band and helped to mastermind many of their most successful publicity stunts, including signing a record contract in front of Buckingham Palace and the band's launch party on a boat travelling down the Thames which ended in arrests, although the band and their manager fell out and Lydon even took McLaren to court in the early '80s.

Meanwhile, New York Dolls' Sylvain Sylvain and Vivienne Westwood have also paid tribute to Malcolm McLaren.

Photo Gallery - The wisdom of Malcolm McLaren

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