Dan Martin Death | Obituary – Former NME writer and Buzzfeed entertainment editor, Dan Martin age 41 sadly passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020.
A passionate and compelling writer, Martin began working for NME in 2001. He spent 12 years at the publication before moving to Buzzfeed UK to take on the role of Entertainment Editor. As well as championing artists including The Cribs, Biffy Clyro and Queens Of The Stone Age, he was also an expert on Doctor Who.
Since news of his death broke, bands, colleagues and friends have begun sharing their memories of Martin online.
Manic Street Preachers, who Martin covered extensively during his tenure at NME, said he was “always a pleasure to be with”. “Dan was so sweet, funny and talented we spent a lot of time with him on the road in the UK and USA and at our studio in Cardiff,” they wrote. “So shocked and so saddened.”
“I don’t know that there was a kinder, lovelier, funnier heart in music journalism,” wrote former NME Deputy Editor Eve Barlow. “I loved hearing him effuse about biffy clyro and kylie minogue, often at the same time. I’ll remember him lifting up bands @nme and in turn being lifted by them.”
We express our sympathy and deepest condolences to Dan Martin’s family today and in the days, weeks, months, and years that are to come as they cope with his passing. May his soul rest in peace.
Tributes paid to former NME writer and Buzzfeed entertainment editor Dan Martin who died on Saturday aged 41. Former NME deputy ed Eve Barlow said: ‘I don’t know that there was a kinder, lovelier, funnier heart in music journalism’ https://t.co/NjhHdI43qu
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