Australian Singer Louis Tilled Died After Lengthy Health Battle: Cause of Death Revealed

Louis Rohan Tillet, a famous Australian singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, died last week after suffering from a dreadful disease. Read on to learn how did Louis Tillet die, what happened to him, and what was the cause of his death in this obituary.

This is a sad month for the Australian music industry as two of the all-time greats passed away. Ronnie Peno from seminal indie Band Died Pretty was the first one to go and The Wet Taxis’ Louis Tillet joins him in heaven soon after. Fans are mourning their death heavily.

Who was Louis Tillet?

Born in 1959, Louis Rohan Tillet was an Australian rock music singer-songwriter, keyboardist, and saxophonist who grew up in Sydney. He was the frontman in several Australian bands such as The Wet Taxis, Paris Green, and The Aspersion Caste.

Louis Tillet also played as a backing musician with some other bands including Catfish, Laughing Clowns, New Christs, and Tex Perkins. His first band, The Wet Taxis, was formed as a group “based around experiments with ‘industrial noise’ in 1971.”

By 1981, Tillet started playing piano and lead vocals. He provided a commanding and distinctive presence on the Australian alternative music scene throughout the decade. In his glorious career spanning multiple decades, Tillet released seven solo albums.

Louis Tiller Released Seven Albums as a Solo Artist

Here is a list of all of his albums:

  • Gates of Hell (1987)
  • A Cast of Aspersions (1990)
  • Letters to a Dream (1992)
  • Cry Against the Faith (1998)
  • Learning to Die (2001)
  • The Hanged Man (2005)
  • Soliloquy (2006).

He also released two albums with Charlie Owen, The Ugly Truth (1994) and Midnight Rain (October 1995). The second album won the Rolling Stone Critics Award for Best Album of 1996. Tillet also appeared in several other albums with different artists.

How did Louis Tillet die?

Australian singer Louis Tillet died last week in a Sydney hospital after suffering from prolonged diseases for the past few years. He was 63 years old at the time of his death. The exact date of his passing has not been confirmed at this time.

The tragic news of Louis Tillet’s death was announced by her partner Rachael Slattery with an emotional Facebook post from Louis’ profile. You can take a look at it here:

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“One week ago Louis Tillett passed away. Jack and I were with him to the end. We thank RPAH and Concord Hospitals for allowing Jack and me to stay for days and weeks at a time leading up to his passing. Please remember him as he was, in the words of Hellen Rose, a Cheeky Druid,” the post read.

It added: “He brought joy to our pain, light to our darkness, and a good dose of mischief. I have gone to great lengths to make his Music available everywhere possible. I will leave links in the comments for you to find them. Louis has donated his body to Science. There will be no funeral as such. But please stay tuned for news about his Memorial. Feel free to leave your tributes below in the comments. Warm regards to all.”

What happened to Louis Rohan Tillet?

Australian musician Louis Tillet was suffering from chronic kidney disease for the past few years. It was confirmed by his family in 2021 through a GoFundMe fundraiser. It revealed that Louis was diagnosed with a dreadful kidney-related issue six months back.

His bandmates confirmed that Louis Tillet was suffering from Mitochondrial Disease, commonly known as Mita, which could be highly fatal in old age. He exhibited symptoms like hearing loss, declining immunity, weekend condition, pale skin, and loss of appetite.

Unfortunately, Louis Tillet died after two years of suffering from the devastating condition. He was inactive from the Australian alternative music scene since 2021 due to this. His last performance came at that time and it was advertised as ‘one of his lasts’.

Louis Tillet Obituary, Funeral, and Tributes

Tributes have emerged online for the late Australian great Louis Tillet following his death at the age of 63 in a Sydney hospital. Fans and friends remember him as one of the most skillful alternative musicians of all time.

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An obituary for Louis Tillet is awaited at this time. Meanwhile, this post will continue to be his digital obituary. He was an excellent artist who delivered numerous heartwarming tracks. He was also a great human being who helped and inspired countless budding musicians.

The funeral arrangements of Louis Tillet are pending right now. We will update you about the same when his partner Rachael Slattery or anyone else from his family releases the information.

Our heartfelt condolences go to the family, friends, and fans of Louis Tillet. May God let his soul rest in peace. Please keep his people in your thoughts and prayers. #RIP

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