Inspiral Carpets drummer Craig Gill died last November, and recently an inquest into his death took place in Manchester. The Guardian reported that at the inquest Gill's wife, Rose Marie, revealed that her husband had been suffering from tinnitus and took his own life. She went on to explain that his tinnitus was so unbearable he felt there was no cure. He also suffered from sleep deprivation and anxiety due to the tinnitus, but was unable to reach out for help.
Inspiral Carpets members Graham Lambert, Stephen Holt and Clint Boon attended the inquest and during the proceedings Boon read a prepared statement:
"We will always remember Craig for his great sense of humour, his passion for music, his incredible skills as a musician and his devotion to his family.
Craig was a friend, a loyal son and brother, philosophical father and important member of our gang. We feel extremely privileged to have spent the last 30 years making music with him."
Gill's death was recorded as hanging and the inquest returned an open conclusion. Read the full report over at The Guardian
View the full statement from Inspiral Carpets here.
Published May 7th, 2017