RIP: Andy Parle, former drummer of Space

From NME:

Former Space drummer Andy Parle has died unexpectedly after collapsing in Liverpool on Saturday night (August 1).

Parle, 42, who co-founded the Liverpool band with vocalist Tommy Scott and guitarist Jamie Murphy in 1993, fell while crossing a road in Dingle, Liverpool at roughly 11:30pm (BST) on Saturday. [...]

The drummer played on a number of Space's biggest hits, including 'Female of the Species', 'Neighbourhood' and 'Me And You Versus the World'. He left the band in 1998.

Parle's former bandmate Dave 'Yorkie' Palmer said that the drummer had been "essential" to Space.

"It's the saddest, most tragic end you could have," he explained of Parle's death.

He added: "Space continued to have success after Andy left but the band changed and lost something which Andy had contributed. Even though we had another brilliant drummer there was something about Andy's style which was unique."

- Space official website

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