Pulp bass player Steve Mackey dies as band share heartbreaking tribute

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    Pulp bass player Steve Mackey has sadly passed away aged 56.

    An official statement by the band shared on Thursday (March 2) read: “Our beloved friend & bass player Steve Mackey passed away this morning.

    “Our thoughts are with his family & loved ones. Safe travels, Steve. “We hope to catch up with you one day. All our love xx”

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    His cause of death is yet to be revealed.

    Alongside the heartfelt tribute, they shared an image of Steve walking through mountains while on tour in 2012.

    They wrote: “This photo of Steve dates from when Pulp were on tour in South America in 2012.

    “We had a day off and Steve suggested we go climbing in the Andes. So we did. It was a completely magical experience.”

    “Far more magical than staring at the hotel room wall all day (which is probably what we’d have done otherwise). Steve made things happen. In his life and in the band.

    They concluded: “We’d very much like to think that he’s back in those mountains now, on the next stage of his adventure.”

    Unsurprisingly, fans have rushed to social media to share their own tribute to Steve.

    One fan penned: “Devastating news that Pulp bassist and Sheffield Legend Steve Mackey passed away this morning at the ridiculously young age of 56, he’ll be greatly missed.”

    Another added: “I would truly not be here today without Pulp. It was Steve Mackey who joined in 1989 and made them what they would be in the 1990s.

    “He was such an important influence in the band. His passing is so desperately sad. Taken from us far, far too soon.”

    A third person posted: “Sad to hear, Steve Mackey has passed away.”

    While a fourth social media user said: “Beyond sadness. RIP Steve Mackey.”

    Steve joined Pulp in 1989, and played across all their most successful albums.

    Pulp are set to reform this summer, and have detailed plans for a nationwide run of live shows, including headline slots at TRNSMT and Latitude, as well as an open air date at London’s Finsbury Park.

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    Last year, Steve had ruled himself out of the shows, citing prior commitments. He said at the time “I’ve decided to continue the work I’m engaged in – music, filmmaking and photography projects and will not be joining them for these UK shows just announced.”

    As a record producer, Steve produced songs and albums by M.I.A., Florence + the Machine, The Long Blondes and Arcade Fire.

    In 2005, he played a cameo role as one of The Weird Sisters, rock band in the film of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

    He was married to fashion journalist Katie Grand and the shared a son Marley.

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