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Pulp bassist Steve Mackey dies

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Pulp bassist Steve Mackey has died aged 56, his family have confirmed in a statement.In a post on social media, Mackey’s wife Katie wrote: “After three months in hospital, fighting with all his strength and determination, we are shocked and devastated to have said goodbye my brilliant, beautiful husband, Steve Mackey”.“Steve died today, a loss which has left myself, his son Marley, parents Kath and Paul, sister Michelle and many friends all heartbroken”, she went on. “Steve was the most talented man I knew, an exceptional musician, producer, photographer and filmmaker”.“As in life, he was adored by everyone whose paths he crossed in the multiple creative disciplines he conquered”, she added. “I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all the NHS staff who worked tirelessly for Steve.

He will be missed beyond words”.Pulp themselves led the tributes to Mackey, stating: “Our beloved friend and bass player Steve Mackey passed away this morning.

Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones. Safe travels, Steve. We hope to catch up with you one day”.They also posted a picture of Mackey taken in the Andes when the band toured South America in 2012. “We had a day off and Steve suggested we go climbing in the Andes”, they explained. “So we did and it was a completely magical experience.

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