Punk icon Malcolm McLaren, who lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, April 8, has been getting an outpour of response from his peers. The former Sex Pistols’ manager passed away at the age of 64 after struggling with a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma.
Sex Pistols’ frontman John Lydon and McLaren’s former partner, designer Vivienne Westwood, have both expressed their sadness over the impresario’s passing. Rap mogul P. Diddy took to his Twitter page after the sad news broke to pass on his condolences, writing “Malcolm McLaren. RIP – music lost an icon today,” while former Culture Club’s frontman Boy George added, “R.I.P Malcolm McLaren. Punk will never die! Malcolm was a rogue, we had our dramas but he was a huge part of my life!”
New York Dolls’ guitarist Sylvain has also spoken about McLaren, who managed the band in the 1970s. He tells NME, “(He was a) beautiful guy (who was) ahead of his time. Me and Malcolm always stayed friends throughout the years. He always had a great sense of humor, he always had a smile on his face.
Many thoughts and prayers to his loved ones at this time. R.I.P Malcom McLaren