We are sorry to hear of the death of Kay Carroll who was one of the key figures from the early days of The Fall. The manager of the band, she was also a very close confidante of Mark E Smith and certainly a big driving force in the acerbic acidic early days of the band.
Paul Hanley the band’s drummer from part of that period and now great music book writer just tweeted.
‘Just heard that Kay Bateman (known to Fall fans as Kay Caroll) has died. She was a big part of the early Fall story. She was one of the few people who could put MES in his place for a start. I’m also eternally grateful that she made me do my A-levels! RIP.’