“He was very comfortable in that contained, cosy space, often bringing with him as many as three books that he would read whilst I would be doing technical stuff.
“The sofa where he sat has become a shrine, with a portrait of him over the place where he used to sit,” Visconti explained. “When I work with other artists, they take turns sitting there.
“Sometimes I get a little tearful about him and think about how he was also a great friend with whom I’ve had some of the best discussions ever,” he continued poignantly.
“Sometimes, especially round now when I’ve been remixing some back catalogue of his, I turn to the portrait and ask him what he thinks.