Genesis P-Orridge, founding member of cult experimental bands Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, has died.
The musician and artist, who had been battling leukemia for two-and-a-half years, was 70.
With Throbbing Gristle, Genesis helped pioneer the genre of industrial music. In later life, they became a "body evolutionist", proposing a new gender that was beyond male and female.
In a statement, Genesis's daughters said their father "dropped he/r body early this morning, Saturday March 14th 2020".
Born Neil Megson in Manchester, Genesis P-Orridge's career began in Hull in 1969 with the radical art outfit COUM Transmissions.
Alongside then-partner Cosey Fanni Tutti, the group played an abrasive brand of industrial rock, often combined with sexually-explicit live shows.
Genesis is survived by two daughters, Genesse and Caresse and first wife Paul P-Orridge, now known as Alaura O'Dell.