At 3.10 a.m., Saturday October 23rd the vocalist for Icons of Filth, Andrew Sewell, better known as "Stig" died. Icons of Filth were playing a gig in a squat in Hackney when Stig complained of feeling unwell and we cut our set short so that he could go outside to get some fresh air. Shortly afterwards he collapsed and died, most likely from a brain haemorrhage but possibly a heart attack. He was an avid drinker but on this occasion had only drank 4 cans of lager. He didn't touch illegal drugs of any sort but within 4 hours of his death rumours surfaced about a possible heroin overdose. These rumours are of course ridiculous and insulting to a man whose body was not yet cold. What is the matter with some people? Anyway, when you're having a drink tonight, think of Stig and remember a man who lived life on his own terms but cared immensely about the world around him.Greg commented "In all my years of running Go-kart I have never met a more honest, compassionate and caring man than Stig. He never spoke a bad word about anyone and believed truly in the values that were represented in the Icons songs. Stig was truly an inspiration and we should all aspire to be half the man he was. He will be missed by anyone who ever came in contact with him. As soon as I have any information regarding where to send condolences I will post them."
We'd like to express our deepest condolences to Stig's friends and family.