US-born Walker, who acquired British citizenship, was the lead singer of the 1960s band The Walker Brothers.
Walker is survived by his partner Beverley, his daughter Lee, and his granddaughter Emmi-Lee.
Walker, born Noel Scott Engel in Hamilton, Ohio, in 1943, began his career as a mainstream entertainer, appearing on Eddie Fisher's "50s television show as a child actor and eventually forming pop group the Walker Brothers with John Maus and Gary Leeds in the early '60s".
"He has produced works that dare to explore human vulnerability and the godless darkness encircling it". The group had moderate success in the states before moving to England where they became big stars, their version of "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore", reaching number one in the UK.
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No cause of death has been revealed.
Yorke said he was "so very sad" to hear of Walker's passing, saying he had been "a huge influence".
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Scott Walker, one of the most influential songwriters in music history, has died at the age of 76.
Walker had been most active in the 1960s, but continued to release new music until his death.
"Met him once at Meltdown (festival), such a kind gentle outsider".
"From pretty boy popstar in the 60s to one of David Bowie's main inspirations, Scott Walker was completely unique".
Walker also collaborated with Pulp, producing the 2001 album "We Love Life".
After briefly reuniting with The Walker Brothers he went on to release the critically-acclaimed Climate of Hunter in 1984 before taking a step away from music for a decade.
In 2017, Walker's music was celebrated with a concert at the London's Royal Albert Hall.