Mark Edward Smith- The Fall. March 5 1957–January 24 2018) was an English singer, songwriter and musician. He was the lead singer, lyricist and only constant member of the post-punk group The Fall. He was from Prestwich, near Manchester.
Smith formed The Fall in 1976 after attending a Sex Pistols gig at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in June that year. The band went on to feature over 60 different members, and released 32 studio albums. His lyrical style has been described as consisting of “grim, dark and ironic humour”,while he has been characterized as a “strange kind of antimatter national treasure