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Andy Barker Rest In Peace

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It's with a heavy heart to deliver the tragic news of the passing of Andy Barker - here is a statement from his immediate family:

"After a happy life Andrew Barker experienced a short period of illness and passed away in his hometown of Manchester yesterday, Saturday 6th November 2021. His family and friends asks that people respect their privacy at this time but remember him for the joy he brought through his personality and music. You'll be sadly missed"

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Still shocked about the terrible news. So many happy memories. Rest in peace Sir Andy!

Here's a picture of happier days, in 2015 where Andy was DJing at the Paradiso in Amsterdam:

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What awful, terrible news. This is a sad day.

RIP Andy.
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RIP Andy. Thanks for all the music!
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Awful news - still processing it, if I'm honest...

Will always remember the happy times - the meet ups, the friendly chats...

And, of course, the music

R.I.P. Andy - you'll be missed
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Terrible loss. The music will make him last forever. We did a post on Twitter (in Spanish) about his passing: https://twitter.com/audiotecna/status/1 ... 88771?s=20
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nickking wrote: 08 Nov 2021 10:41 Awful news - still processing it, if I'm honest...
Me too. Been on my mind since hearing the news and it does not compute in my head right now.
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nickking wrote: 08 Nov 2021 10:41 Awful news - still processing it, if I'm honest...
Me too. Been on my mind since hearing it and it does not compute in my head right now.
Sad news.
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I am very sad and shocked by Andy’s death far too soon. Through 808 State I found electronic music and synthesizers in particular, because in the CD booklets there is always a list of which synthesizers you used. I wish the family members and all friends and especially you dear Graham and all former band members of 808 State (Martin, Darren, Gerald) that they find strength and comfort. 808 State are a huge inspiration to me and they will always be. Thank you so much for your super great music, I love you. I pray for you and wish you with all my heart God’s abundant blessings and much strength and consolation over this unspeakable loss of Andrew. All love and good to you, 808 State forever.

With all my heart my sincere condolences,
your Janko Vieweg from Dresden (Saxony, Germany)

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Andy spread so much happiness through his musical talent. Sad to hear about this as I just saw the post today.
Was blasting Lift on my commute this morning.

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From Graham:

"Andy was laid to rest yesterday ,attended by loving family and friends in a beautiful service in Manchester..If you would like to give a tribute his daughter has set up a link to a charity that is important to the family."

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Andy would have turned 54 today. This photo was taken in the Transmission Suite four years ago on Andy's 50th birthday. Rest in peace, dear Andy.
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Have only just found out about Andy Barker's death. What a shock – that he'd died at all; that it happened so many months ago. I haven't read about this anywhere other than here and on Discogs. Very, very sorry to hear about it.

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