Robert "Throb" Young, the guitarist who helped Primal Scream to rock stardom in the 1990s, has died at the age of 49.
Robert Young (right) is pictured with Primal Scream in 2003,
three years before he left the group
Young founded the band with school friend and singer Bobby Gillespie in Glasgow in 1984. They hit the heights with psych-pop album Screamadelica in 1991, which included songs like Movin' on Up and Loaded and won the first Mercury Prize.
Young left the group in 2006 to deal with what Gillespie described as "problems in his personal life". His former bandmates paid tribute to Young, calling him a "beautiful and deeply soulful man".