R.I.P., Joe Strummer

CNN.com – Clash star Joe Strummer dies – Dec. 23, 2002

Joe Strummer, lead singer for seminal British punk band the Clash, has died at the age of 50.

Strummer, who was the band’s guitarist, vocalist and songwriter alongside Mick Jones, died on Sunday at his farmhouse in Somerset, southwestern England.

A statement released by his record label said Strummer “died peacefully at his home.” It added that his wife Lucy, two daughters and stepdaughter “request privacy at this harrowing time.”

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