Thania Garcia Steve Mackey, the bassist for the Britpop band Pulp and a music producer, died on Thursday morning of an undisclosed illness.
He was 56. Pulp shared the news on their official Instagram account writing, “Our beloved friend and bass player Steve Mackey passed away this morning.
Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.” The post included a photo of Mackey walking through the Andes, and in the caption, the band wrote that they’d “very much like to think that he’s back in those mountains now, on the next stage of his adventure.”A post shared by Pulp (@welovepulp) Mackey’s wife Katie also issued a statement that said her husband’s death occurred after he had spent three months in hospital. “Steve was the most talented man I knew, an exceptional musician, producer, photographer and filmmaker,” she wrote in an Instagram caption. “As in life, he was adored by everyone whose paths he crossed in the multiple creative disciplines he conquered.
I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to all the NHS staff who worked tirelessly for Steve. He will be missed beyond words.” Mackey was raised in the city of Sheffield in England where Pulp would first come together in the late 70s.Read more on variety.com