Pulp bassist Steve Mackey dies aged 56

Information of Mackey’s passing was confirmed by Pulp on their socials this afternoon. They wrote: “Our beloved good friend & bass participant Steve Mackey handed away this morning. Our ideas are together with his household & family members.

“This photograph of Steve dates from when Pulp had been on tour in South America in 2012. We had a time off & Steve urged we go climbing within the Andes. So we did. & it was a totally magical expertise. Way more magical than staring on the lodge room wall all day (which might be what we’d have accomplished in any other case). Steve made issues occur. In his life & within the band. & we’d very very similar to to assume that he’s again in these mountains now, on the following stage of his journey.

“Secure travels, Steve. We hope to meet up with you sooner or later.”

Pulp will play their first tour dates in over a decade starting in Might. When saying the reveals in October final 12 months, Mackey revealed he would not be becoming a member of his Pulp bandmates on tour. He wrote, “I’ve determined to proceed the work I’m engaged in – music, filmmaking and pictures tasks, and won’t be becoming a member of them for these UK reveals simply introduced.”

Mackey joined Pulp in 1989, and took an eight-year hiatus between 2002 and 2010 earlier than rejoining the band in 2011.