Mark E Smith mural underway on the side of a Prestwich chip shop

Mark E. Smith The Fall 2008

The Fall frontman’s iconic sneering expression will be immortalised in a 20ft mural.

Smith passed away aged 60 in January this year after battling cancer.

The mural is being painted by graffiti artist AKSE P19 on the side of a chip shop on Clifton Road in his hometown of Prestwich.

AKSE, who is responsible for the painting of Tony Wilson currently in the Northern Quarter, began the mural on September 22, and is due to finish the art piece during the Prestwich Arts Festival, from September 29 - 30.

Smith was the only consistent member of the post-punk outfit throughout their 40 year history, releasing 31 studio albums.