RIP Tim Smith 

Source: The Quietus.

Born in Surrey in July 1961, Smith formed the band that would become Cardiacs in 1977, with his brother, Jim Smith, on bass guitar and backing vocals, Michael Pugh on lead vocals, and Peter Tagg on drums. He originally took on guitar and backing vocal duties in the group, later becoming the frontman after Pugh and Tagg left the project. The group went through a number of name changes, including Cardiac Arrest, before settling on Cardiacs around 1980.