'Clash Co-Founder Dies at 65

at 65

Keith Levene,

the innovative guitarist who was a founding member of the Clash and Public Image Ltd,

His death

was announced through social media on Saturday (Nov

12) by

former Public Image Ltd bandmates Martin Atkins and Jah Wobble

Levene passed

away following a battle with liver cancer, The Guardian reports

Billboard has

reached out to Public Image Ltd’s representatives for comment

“A sad

time to learn of the passing of guitar giant Keith Levene,” Atkins wrote on Twitter

Author Adam

Hammond, a friend of Levene, wrote on Twitter that he died on Friday (Nov

11) and

noted, “There is no doubt that Keith was one of the most innovative, audacious and influential

Levene, who

was born in London in 1957 and as a teenager was a roadie for Yes, was

He teamed

up with guitarist Mick Jones in the mid-1970s to form an early version of

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