Rolling Stone, “Mark Stewart, the Pop Group’s Activist-Vocalist, Dead at 62”

Singer fused left-wing rally cries with post-punk, reggae, free-jazz, industrial, and hip-hop backing music

By Kory Grow, April 21, 2023

MARK STEWART, THE hulking and dynamic vocalist who shouted, whispered, and squealed over the Pop Group’s dubby, deconstructionist post-punk, died early Friday morning. A rep confirmed the singer’s death to Rolling Stone but did not disclose any additional details. He was 62.

“Mark was the most amazing mind of my generation, RIP,” the Pop Group’s guitarist and saxophonist, Gareth Sager, said in a statement.

“Thank you, my brother,” dub artist and one of Stewart’s longtime collaborators, Adrian Sherwood, said. “You were the biggest musical influence in my life and our extended family will miss you so, so much. Love forever.”

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