Nick Hawkins dies aged 40

Former Big Audio Dynamite member Nick Hawkins has died.

The guitarist passed away at home on October 10 after suffering a heart attack. He was 40 years old.

Hawkins, who was born in Luton, joined Mick Jones in Big Audio Dynamite in 1990, playing with the band until 1997, when he left.

Hawkins subsequently relocated to Las Vegas, and recently worked on an album for his wife, Jo Beng. He was working on a solo album when he died called ‘Dusk Till Dawn’, which was due for release in 2006.