Faithless lead singer Maxi Jazz has died aged 65.
The group announced on Facebook: ‘We are heartbroken to say Maxi Jazz died last night.
‘He was a man who changed our lives in so many ways.
‘He gave proper meaning and message to our music.
‘He was a lovely human being with time for everyone and a wisdom that was both profound and accessible.
‘It was an honour and, of course, a true pleasure to work with him.’
The post added: ‘He was a brilliant lyricist, a DJ, a Buddhist , a magnificent stage presence, car lover, endless talker, beautiful person, moral compass and genius.
‘Rollo, Sister Bliss & The E-Type Boys.’
Paying tribute on Twitter, Faithless’ Sister Bliss wrote: ‘Maxi Jazz 1957 – 2022. We are heartbroken to share that Maxi died peacefully in his sleep last night.
‘Sending love to all of you who shared our musical journey. Look after each other y’hear.’
The musician was the lead vocalist of the electronic band from 1995 to 2011, and 2015.
The singer, whose real name was Maxwell Fraser, was a core member of the group alongside Rollo and Sister Bliss who released a number of hit tracks together including Insomnia and We Come 1.
Faithless formed in 1995 and produced seven studio albums, with their most recent being 2020’s All Blessed.
They also released a number of compilation albums and have headlined some of the biggest festivals in the world, including on Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage in 2002.
The group were nominated for the Brit Award for best British dance act in 1999 and 2002.
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