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Sunday, 28 July 2013

MICK FARREN taken ill, say unconfirmed reports

Unconfirmed reports today are saying that Mick Farren was taken ill on stage last night. There is currently (Sunday lunchtime) no official comfirmation of this available.

The Deviants played last night at London's Borderline, at an event called "Atomic Sunshine Festival" together with Vibravoid, Edgar Broughton and Here & Now.

Reports suggest that, a couple of songs in to the Deviants' set, Mick Farren - ex-journalist, songwriter, and counterculture icon - collapsed on stage. Paramedics attended and CPR was carried out.

UPDATE at 3pm UK time:

On Facebook, Andy Colquhoun (member of the Deviants) said an hour ago:

The Deviants and friends all over the world are deeply shocked and saddened after Mick collapsed on stage last night and never regained consciousness, despite heroic efforts by the ambulance crew. Goodbye old friend.

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