The former manager of the Sex Pistols Malcolm McLaren has died of cancer in New York, aged 64.
His agent released the news today and his body is expected to be brought back to the UK to be buried in Highgate cemetery, north London.
Born on 22nd January 1946, McLaren was expelled from several art colleges in his youth and dropped out of education in 1971. He pursued his interest in fashion and shortly after opened the iconic Let It Rock shop on King’s Road in London with his then-partner Vivienne Westwood and began designing outfits for bands such as the New York Dolls.The couple’s son , Joseph Corre, co-founded lingerie shop Agent Provocateur.
McLaren began managing the Sex Pistols in 1975 and endured a tempestuous relationship with the group before their disintegration in 1978. He released a selection of his own solo music work in the Eighties including the much-sampled track Double Dutch from the 1983 album Duck Rock and most recently had a selection of his artwork displayed in New York by the firm Creative Time. Previously he also managed a number of other bands, including the New York Dolls and Bow Wow Wow.
It was reported that he had been suffering from cancer for some time, and his condition is said to have deteriorated rapidly recently.