An Icehouse Facebook post starts with the simple message: ‘It is with heavy hearts that we let you all know of the passing of Anthony Smith’.
Smith, who was sometimes called Adam Hall, was one of the early members of Flowers which became Icehouse in late 1981.
Anthony died at his home in north Lismore last Friday aged 61.
Anthony Smith played keyboards and sang backing vocals on the debut Flowers Icehouse album as well as touring extensively with the band between 1979 and 1981.
He went on to play and perform with many other musicians in the subsequent years including Matt Moffitt of Matt Finish and Peter Koppes of The Church among others.
A really beautiful person with interesting sense of humour condolences and many blessings
Anthony was a great musician and generous friend. He also participated in composing a song with The Church called Destination which was a band favourite and opened the popular Starfish album. Most people might not also know that he was one of identical triplets. Loved you Anthony.
Anthony’s exuberant passion for music and life , and anything REAL , has inspired and supported many, creatively and truly. A good hearted, valued member of our community, our music heritage, our hearts, we celebrate him and miss him dearly.
My Friend, with jumper leads, mentor, mediator, musician, man of honour, shall not be forgotten. Thanks and love to the man, and to all fortunate to truly feel gratitude and love fot him.,oh and he did so much “volunteer’ work for emerging musos, is worthy to note.
My cool mate from the eighties what a ball of light i miss you my friend bless you we will meet again