Legendary American ‘audio engineer’, Steve Albini, dies


American audio engineer, musician and producer, Steve Albini, who gained fame for his work with popular names in the music industry, such as Nirvana, Pixies and PJ Harvey, has died at the age of 61.

Employers at his company, Electrical Audio Recording, confirmed the news that Albini died unexpectedly of a heart attack late Tuesday evening on Wednesday morning.

Albini was an American musician, producer, audio engineer and music reporter.

However, he preferred the title “audio engineer” to “producer” and was best known for his role in creating Nirvana’s third and final studio album, In Uterowhich was released in 1993.

Albini has remained a prominent figure in the American music industry throughout his career and has formed several musical groups during his career, including his most recent group, Shellac.

Thousands of tributes have poured in on social media for this artist in the past two days.

Among the tributes, Pixies posted a photo of him on X, with the caption “Rest in Peace, Steve Albini”.

The famous studio in England, Abbey Road Studios, writes in a post on X that they will always regret not accepting his job application.

“You were a legend, rest in peace.”

Elijah Wood, the American actor and film producer, best known for his role as Frodo in The Lord of the Ringssays it is a heartbreaking loss in the music industry.

“Love to his family and countless colleagues.

“Goodbye, Steve Albini.”

The rock group, theBreeders, also writes in a post on X that their hearts are in pieces over the sudden passing of Albini.

“You built new worlds with your music, no one could make anything sound as good as you.”