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Mourning for Steve Mackey: Pulp bassist dies at the age of 56

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British pulp guitarist Steve Mackey has died aged 56 after a three-month hospitalization.

The British musician Steve Mackey (1966-2023) is dead. The bassist of the band Pulp was only 56 years old, as his wife Katie and his former bandmate Jarvis Cocker (59) confirm. He died on March 2nd.

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“After three months in hospital fighting with all his strength and determination, we are shocked and devastated to have said goodbye to my brilliant, beautiful husband, Steve Mackey.” “Steve was the most talented man I knew – an extraordinary musician, producer, photographer and filmmaker.” She also thanks all the hospital staff who tirelessly looked after her husband.

“Have a safe journey, Steve. We hope to catch up with you one day.”

Steve Mackey joined the British band Pulp in the late 1980s, one of the best-known representatives of Britpop. Songs like “Disco 2000” and “Common People” are among the biggest hits of the group. Frontman Cocker. “Our beloved friend and bass player Steve Mackey passed away this morning. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones,” the post reads.

Cocker also published a photo showing Mackey on a mountain hike. It was created when Pulp toured South America in 2012. On a day off, the bassist suggested going hiking in the Andes, which the band did. “It was a completely magical experience. Far more magical than staring at the wall of a hotel room all day (which I probably would have done otherwise),” continues Cocker. “Let’s imagine he’s back in those mountains now, on the next leg of his adventure. Have a safe journey, Steve. We hope to catch up with you one day.”

Source: Stern

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