Longtime Pulp Bassist Steve Mackey Dead at 56

Pulp’s longtime bassist Steve McKee died Thursday (March 2) at the age of 56. The news was revealed on social media by the musician’s wife, Katie, who shared that the musician passed away after three months in hospital. The cause of death has not been revealed.

McKee’s wife said, “Three months after being hospitalized and fighting with all his strength and determination, we were shocked to say goodbye to our wonderful and beautiful husband, Steve McKee. Steve passed away today.Myself, his son Marley, his parents Kath and Paul, his sister Michelle, and many friends are all devastated.Steve is me. was one of the most talented people he has ever known, an extraordinary musician, producer, photographer and filmmaker.As in life, he has been successful in the multiple creative fields he has conquered. He was loved by all who crossed the border and I would like to send my deepest thanks to all the NHS staff who worked tirelessly for Steve.He will be missed more than words can say.’ mourns the death of the musician and is requesting privacy at this time.

The band also shared a message commenting on Mackie’s death.In it, they shared one of their favorite photos of the musician.

“Our dearest friend and bassist Steve McKee passed away this morning.“Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.”Andes. So we did. & it was a totally magical experience. It’s much more magical than staring at the walls of your hotel room all day (which you probably would have done otherwise). Steve made things happen. in his life and band. And we’d like to think he’s back on that mountain now, in the next phase of his adventure. Safe travels, Steve. I look forward to meeting you someday. all our love xx

McKee was born on November 10, 1966 and eventually joined the band Trolley Dog Shag before finding his way into pulp in 1989.He has appeared on five studio albums, including Breakout. him and her 1994, 1995 another class And arguably their greatest record, 1998’s this is hardcore.

The alternative rock band split in 2002, but McKee returned for a reunion in 2011. The band recently announced plans to reunite, but McKee declined to participate in the recent plans. He played on solo records and toured with musicians.

After Pulp’s initial split, McKay teamed up with Ross Orton of Add N to (X) to form the producing and songwriting duo Cavemen.In the course of working together, they co-wrote and co-produced songs for MIA’s first two albums, later adding the track “Bird Flu” for her. Kara album. Mackey’s accomplishments also include work on The Long Blondes, Florence + the Machine, and producing his 2017 album for Arcade Fire. everything is now.

Revisit some of Mackey’s Pulp work below and see some tributes from his peers.

Pulp “common people”

Pulp “Disco 2000”

Pulp “This Is Hardcore”

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