Very sad news to report as the loved Steve Mackey of the band Pulp has passed away, the band have recently confirmed.
News started to pour out in a somber tone as frontman Jarvis Cocker announced that the 56 year-old bass player passed away on the morning of March 2nd. Jarvis would then share a photo of him during Pulp’s tour of South America in 2012.
As reported by NME – The caption stated: “Our beloved friend & bass player Steve Mackey passed away this morning. Our thoughts are with his family & loved ones. This photo of Steve dates from when Pulp were on tour in South America in 2012. We had a day off & Steve suggested we go climbing in the Andes. So we did. & it was a completely magical experience. Far more magical than staring at the hotel room wall all day (which is probably what I’d have done otherwise).”
What hurts so much is knowing how many lives that Steve has touched. In fact, Jarvis went further into explaining just how much Steve really did.
He continued: “Steve made things happen. In his life & in the band. & we’d very much like to think that he’s back in those mountains now, on the next stage of his adventure. Safe travels, Steve. We hope to catch up with you one day. All our love xx.”
Many have been asking about a cause of death, but sadly, nothing has yet come out and most likely will not for some time. All that we currently know is that Steve was in the hospital for a bit as a stylist said.
An Instagram post stated: “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 died today, a loss which has left myself, his son Marley, parents Kath and Paul, sister Michelle and many friends all heartbroken. Steve was the most talented man I have ever known, an exceptional musician, producer, photographer and filmmaker.”
Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien also wrote about Steve as he said: “a lovely, lovely man and musician”.