Faithless have announced the passing of their co-founder and vocalist, Maxi Jazz, aged 65.
The news was shared on the band’s Facebook page, as well as a post from bandmate Sister Bliss on Twitter.
The Facebook post read, “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. He was a brilliant lyricist, a DJ, a Buddhist, a magnificent stage presence, car lover, endless talker, beautiful person, moral compass and genius.”
Sister Bliss’ Twitter post read, “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 group, who formed in 1995, are best known for their hits such as ‘Insomnia’, ‘God Is A DJ’, and ‘We Come 1’. They have been credited for inspiring countless musicians, and paving the way for other electronic music acts.