Pulp bassist Steve Mackey dead at 56

Pulp bassist Steve Mackie has died.

The Disco 2000 hitmaker’s wife, Katie Grand, has offered an emotional tribute to the musician, revealing that he passed away on Thursday (02.03.23) at the age of 56.

The stylist wrote on Instagram:

“Steve passed away today. Myself, his son Marley, parents Kath and Paul, sister Michelle and many friends are all devastated.

“Steve was the most talented person I have ever known, an extraordinary musician, producer, photographer and filmmaker. It was loved by everyone who crossed paths in the creative field.

“My sincere thanks to all the NHS staff who worked tirelessly for Steve. He will be missed beyond words.

“The family is asking for privacy at this time.”

Pulp shared a statement on Twitter confirming the loss of a “beloved friend,” along with a photo of Steve walking with his back to the camera.

“Our dearest friend and bassist Steve Mackie passed away this morning.

“Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.

“This photo of Steve is from the Pulp tour of South America in 2012. We had a day off and Steve suggested we go climbing in the Andes. So we did.

“Steve made things happen. In his life + with the band. + We like to think he’s back on that mountain now in the next phase of his adventure.

“Safe travels, Steve. Hope to see you again someday. All our love.”

Steve joined the band in 1989 and was first featured on the group’s third album ‘Separations’. He played on all subsequent records, but in October, Jarvis said he would be Cocker, Candida he would Doyle, Nick he would Banks, Mark he would not be on Webber’s reunion tour. Announced.

In a statement on Instagram, he said:

“I’m very proud of the body of work we’ve created together. Jarvis and I remastered Pulp’s entire Universal Records back catalog together at Abbey Road Studios just two years ago. It was such a pleasure to be able to do so and review our songs and recordings together.

“There have been widespread reports today that a complete reunion has taken place at a concert in the UK. I will not attend these shows in the UK which have just been held.

“We wish Candy, Nick, Mark and Jarvis the very best in their future performances in the UK and a huge thank you to Pulp for their incredible fan base. He sent me a nice message.”

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