Mark E Smith's family disclose cause of death

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The Fall frontman, who died on 24 January, was being treated for terminal lung and kidney cancer

Mark E Smith died of lung and kidney cancer, his family have disclosed. In a statement on the Fall’s website, Smith’s younger sisters Barbara, Suzanne and Caroline thanked family, friends and fans for the tribute to the punk frontman, who died on 24 January. They also paid tribute to the NHS and Smith’s partner, Pam.

“Mark fought a long and hard battle after his diagnosis of terminal lung and kidney cancer,” they wrote. “He took every treatment going, which could be brutal at times and left Mark with some horrible side effects. Mark was such a strong man [who] hated letting his fans down and tried to carry on regardless, against all advice.”

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