The record label 4AD today announced the passing of Scott Walker (born Noel Scott Engel), the experimental songwriter who inspired countless acts today. The label laid out a nice tribute and history of all of his accomplishments here.
You would have heard him either as part of The Walker Brothers or later as a solo artist.
The Walker Brothers were hugely popular in Britain at a time when the music scene was dominated by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. They also enjoyed hits in the United States. He left the band to pursue a solo career when they were near their commercial peak. [USA Today]
The Guardian has shared a set of photos throughout his life, definitely go check them out here.
Scott Walker has been a unique and challenging titan at the forefront of British music: audacious and questioning, he has produced works that dare to explore human vulnerability and the godless darkness encircling it