The news of Can vocalist Damo Suzuki‘s death came Saturday morning and tributes from fans and fellow artists have been pouring in ever since.

Beak>, the very Can-influenced band that includes Portishead’s Geoff Barrow, wrote “He never stopped & always looked forward. He brought us all so much joy and leaves behind a beautiful body of work for us all to enjoy.”

Geoff Barrow also posted his own tribute, saying “Quite easily the Band with the biggest influence on me….Damo’s Vocals were like None other, his melodies and lyrics came from somewhere else Inbetween blues and traditional folk and pure noise and rhythmic energy.”

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Tom Skinner of The Smile and Sons of Kemet wrote, “Grateful that I got to share the stage with him a few years back. An unforgettable experience. What an incredible human being.”

American Football‘s Mike Kinsella wrote, “His music with CAN had a huge influence on us, and seeing our friends in Defender back him up in 2003 at the Fireside Bowl in Chicago is still among the greatest shows I’ve ever seen.”

Head below for more tributes, including ones from Massive Attack, HEALTH, The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess, Acid Mothers Temple’s Kawabata Makoto, Matmos’ Drew Daniel, Elijah Wood, producer/mixer David Wrench, Bo Ningen, Sinkane, The Coral, and more.

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RIP Damo Suzuki.He never stopped & always looked forward.He brought us all so much joy and leaves behind a beautiful body of work for us all to enjoy.You’ll be missed very very much Damo xxx

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Grateful that I got to share the stage with him a few years back. An unforgettable experience. What an incredible human being. RIP pic.twitter.com/VtcvTS2tWZ

— Tom Skinner (@TomSkinner__) February 10, 2024

R.I.P. Damo Suzuki and thank you for the music. pic.twitter.com/YBZg8BPe7q

— DREW DANIEL (@DDDrewDaniel) February 10, 2024

RIP DAMO SUZUKI :(I once got to smoke one with Damo and Michael Caroli before a set they did, and they were absolutely brilliant sweethearts. <3

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Rest in peace Damo Suzuki. I love you man

— HEALTH (@_HEALTH_) February 10, 2024

RIP Damo Suzuki. His music with CAN had a huge influence on us, and seeing our friends in Defender back him up in 2003 at the Fireside Bowl in Chicago is still among the greatest shows I've ever seen.

— American Football (@americfootball) February 10, 2024

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R.I.P. Damo Suzuki. Total icon. One-off visionary. One of the greatest to ever front a band. What a performer! I’ve never seen anyone else with such a stage presence. Even when he wasn’t doing anything you couldn’t take your eyes off him. ❤ pic.twitter.com/RfS4z9WrxA

— david wrench (@davidwrench) February 10, 2024

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R.I.P. Damo Suzuki…
i could have so many great experiences on this planet!
see you in next space! pic.twitter.com/ZOpYeyfEaw

— Kawabata Makoto (@SpeedGuru69) February 10, 2024

Countless memories. Arigato for guiding us through. またね、ダモさん。 pic.twitter.com/kTUhutz8Fd

— BO NINGEN (@boningenuk) February 10, 2024

All hail
Damo Suzuki ✊🏽 pic.twitter.com/ReZhz5D4B1

— Kid Congo Powers (@kidcongopowers) February 10, 2024

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RIP Damo Suzuki. I know that you’re up there with Jaki, Michael and Holger freaking out squares. Listening to Tago Mago all day today.

— SINKANE (@Sinkane) February 10, 2024

Oh, sitting on my chair/ where nobody wants to care #damosuzuki https://t.co/gdCxk4XviA

— The Coral (@thecoralband) February 10, 2024

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A legend and kinetic force of nature. Rest well, Damo Suzuki. Blast Can’s Halleluhwah today! pic.twitter.com/JFwO1WrpoK

— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) February 10, 2024

RIP Damo Suzuki. Thank you for the music, the lifer vibes, and for having Parts & Labor play your 53rd birthday party. The crowd sang happy birthday and Damo jumped off stage and hugged everyone. Totally bizarre and beautiful night. https://t.co/3r6CIvbDRM

— Dan Friel (@dfrieldfriel) February 10, 2024

R.I.P. DAMO SUZUKI–my dear friend and collaboratorhttps://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/damo-suzuki-can-singer-dead-obituary-1234965872/

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R.I.P Damo Suzuki pic.twitter.com/FNSpu8IOWG

— Invada Records UK (@invadarecordsUK) February 10, 2024

DAMO SUZUKI FOREVER pic.twitter.com/3S8RMtum9l

— Light in the Attic (@lightintheattic) February 10, 2024

who hasn't gone through a heavy CAN phase? I envy you if you haven't yet. RIP DAMO SUZUKI. "For the sake of future days…"

— Glenn Donaldson (@GlennDonaldson) February 10, 2024

RIP to Damo Suzuki, a true artist, a magician, a genius, an icon

— eric slick (@ericslickmusic) February 10, 2024

🫥 Damo Suzuki, of the peerless Can, RIP x pic.twitter.com/Av67bLIlgK

— James Yorkston (@jamesyorkston) February 10, 2024

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ありがとう、そして別れ Damo Suzuki さん pic.twitter.com/AS0ywS8Q8J

— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) February 10, 2024

Damo Suzuki RIP ‘ a free spirit who was like the ghost of music past and full of the brilliant possibilities of another time. ’https://t.co/06GDSw9caO via @louderthanwar

— john robb (@johnrobb77) February 10, 2024

RIP Damo Suzuki. Here he is playing with @earlyyearsband at a legendary Sonic Cathedral night at The Legion on November 3, 2006 🖤 pic.twitter.com/J84kW9zDzd

— Sonic Cathedral (@soniccathedral) February 10, 2024

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