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Maxi Jazz, lead singer of British band Faithless, dies at 65



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Maxi Jazz, lead singer for the British band Faithless, has died at age 65, a consultant for the band confirmed to CBS Information Saturday. The band additionally confirmed his dying in posts to social media. 

Jazz, whose actual title was Maxwell Fraser, “died peacefully in his sleep” on Friday evening, the band posted to its Twitter account. No different particulars in regards to the dying had been instantly supplied.

“He was a person who modified our lives in so some ways,” the band wrote in a separate statement on Fb. “He gave correct which means and message to our music.”

Maxi Jazz of Faithless performing on stage
Maxi Jazz of Faithless performs at V Pageant at Weston Park on Aug. 21, 2016, in Stafford, England.

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Of their assertion, Jazz’s bandmates, Rollo and Sister Bliss, remembered the late singer as “a beautiful human being with time for everybody and a knowledge that was each profound and accessible.” 

They described Jazz as a “good lyricist, a DJ, a Buddhist, a powerful stage presence, automobile lover, infinite talker, lovely particular person, ethical compass and genius.” 

Jazz fashioned the digital music band with Rollo, Sister Bliss and Jamie Catto in 1995. They launched a number of platinum albums, and are in all probability finest recognized for his or her hits “Insomnia” and “God Is a DJ.”

Faithless usually targeted on political themes of their music. The quilt for his or her 2020 album “All Blessed” used a photograph of refugees snapped by journalist Yannis Behrakis to bolster the album’s theme of immigration, the band explained on YouTube.

Jazz, additionally an avid soccer fan, was named affiliate director for the Premier League membership Crystal Palace in 2012.

In a statement Saturday, Crystal Palace mentioned the staff would stroll out to a Faithless track for its match Monday towards Fulham as a tribute to Jazz.