Born in Ohio in 1943, Walker rose to idol status with The Walker Brothers in the 1960s, with their single "The Sun Is not Gonna Shine Anymore" reaching number one in the UK.
The singer also produced Pulp's 2001 album "We Love Life," and composed several scores for cinema, most recently for the 201
In 2017, the BBC staged a tribute to Walker's music at the London's Royal Albert Hall, while Faber published a book of his lyrics, "Sundog," the following year
"For the half century, the genius of the man born Noel Scott Engel has enriched the lives of thousands, first as a third of The Walker Brothers, and later as a solo artist, producer and composer of uncompromising originality, "4AD wrote in a statement on its website.
"Scott Walker has been a unique and challenging titan at the forefront of British music: audacious and questioning, he has produced works that dare to explore human vulnerability and the godless darkness encircling it," the label said. "
Walker is survived by his partner Beverly, his daughter Lee and his granddaughter, Emmi-Lee.