Celebs Who Died In 2023

Andy Rourke, 59

As the bassist for the groundbreaking British rock band The Smiths, Andy Rourke is a legend.

His work can be heard in The Smiths hit songs like “This Charming Man” and “There is a Light That Never Goes Out.”

After the band broke up in 1987, Rourke worked on former bandmate Morrissey’s solo tracks like “Piccadilly Palare,” “Interesting Drug,” and “November Spawned a Monster.”

Rourke died on May 19 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, according to Variety.