Everything Everything, Hurts and Graham Coxon pay tribute to Bert Jansch

Paul Smith and Robert Peston also offer their respects

Everything Everything, Hurts and Graham Coxon have all paid tribute to Scottish folk musician Bert Jansch, who died this morning (October 5) after losing his battle with cancer. He was 67.

The legendary Scottish folk musician had been suffering with the disease over the past couple of years and passed away at a hospice in Hampstead, North London, his family confirmed to BBC News.

Everything Everything have taken to their Twitter account Twitter.com/E_E_ to pay tribute to Jansch, writing: “RIP Bert Jansch. Your work was frequently gorgeous.”

Graham Coxon, who was a noted fan of Jansch, has also tweeted his respects. He wrote on his Twitter account Twitter.com/grahamcoxon: “R.I.P dear Bert” and “A sad day”, before telling of an encounter he had with the guitarist during a show in Oxford.

Hurts frontman Theo Hutchcraft also offered his condolences on his Twitter account Twitter.com/theohurts and quoted Jansch‘s lyrics from his track ‘Needle Of Death’. He wrote: “RIP Bert Jansch. ‘When sadness fills your heart, and sorrow hides the longing to be free, you fix your mind to escape your misery.'”

Maximo Park frontman Paul Smith paid tribute to Jansch too. He wrote on Twitter account Twitter.com/paulsmithmusic: “I saw Bert Jansch solo and with Pentangle. I still can’t fathom how someone can play acoustic guitar that well and with so much feeling.”

The BBC’s business editor Robert Peston also joined the tributes, writing: “I saw Bert Jansch live twice. Bloody genius.”