REM split: Career highlights and gigs - in pictures
During their 31-year career together, the band released a total of 15 studio albums between 1983 and 2011. Their most influential songs include 'Everybody Hurts', 'Losing My Religion', 'Orange Crush' and 'The Great Beyond'.
The group, fronted by the flamboyant Michael Stipe, have performed to huge crowds at venues such as Hyde Park, Twickenham and Glastonbury, and have won a magnitude of awards.
Take a look back at the second half of REM's highly successful and influential career by checking out Digital Spy's gallery below.
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