Tributes paid to Veronica Falls drummer Patrick Doyle, who has died

Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos was among those to pay tribute, praising Doyle as "smart, funny and a great musician"

Tributes have poured in for the Veronica Falls drummer and solo musician Patrick Doyle, who has died at the age of 32.

News of Doyle’s death broke overnight on social media, with a heavy flow of tributes pouring in for the musician from his peers and fans. The Boys Forever Facebook account confirmed Doyle’s passing in a post this afternoon (March 4), which you can see below.

Doyle was a founding member of the London band Veronica Falls, who released their self-titled debut album back in 2011. That record was followed in 2013 by ‘Waiting For Something to Happen’, the band’s last studio LP to date.

As well as Veronica Falls, Doyle also made solo music under the monikers Boys Forever and Basic Plumbing. He also played with the likes of Sexy Kids and The Royal We.

The aforementioned statement has requested that fans who wish to pay tribute to Doyle could do so by donating to the Los Angeles LGBT Center, “who were an invaluable support for Patrick”.

Doyle’s Veronica Falls bandmate Marion Herbain led the tributes to the drummer, writing on Instagram that the tragic news hadn’t “fully sunk in yet”.

“I’m glad I got to spend some of the best years of my life by your side, as a bandmate and a friend. RIP, P. dogg.”

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos also paid tribute to Doyle, writing: “I am heartbroken by the news of the death of my friend, Patrick Doyle. Smart, funny, a great musician…. I can’t sum up his life on here. I will miss him.”

See a selection of the tributes to Doyle below.