Maxi Jazz, lead singer of British band Faithless, has died at the age of 65, a representative for the band confirmed to CBS News Saturday. The band also confirmed his death in a post on social media.
Jazz, whose real name is Maxwell Fraser, “died peacefully in his sleep” on Friday night, the band posted on its site. twitter accountNo other details regarding the death were immediately provided.
“He was a man who changed our lives in many ways,” the band wrote. separately stated On facebook. “He gave our music the right meaning and message.”
In a statement, Jazz bandmates Rollo and Sister Bliss remembered the deceased singer as “a lovely human being with time for everyone and profound and accessible wisdom.”
They described Jazz as “a great lyricist, a DJ, a Buddhist, a grand stage presence, a car lover, an endless talker, a beautiful person, a moral compass and a genius.”
Jazz formed an electronic music band in 1995 with Rollo, Sister Bliss and Jamie Catto. They have released several platinum his albums and are perhaps best known for the hits “Insomnia” and “God Is a DJ.”
Faithless often focused on political themes in their music. For the cover of their 2020 album All Blessed, they used photographs of refugees taken by journalist Yanis Belakis to underscore the band’s theme of immigration on the album. explained on youtube.
An avid football fan, Jazz was appointed Associate Director of Premier League club Crystal Palace in 2012.
and statement Crystal Palace said on Saturday that the team will be out singing Faceless for Monday’s match against Fulham, as a tribute to the Jazz.
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