Steve Mackey, the bassist for the band Pulp, has passed away at the age of 56. The Band wrote in their social media account, “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.”
“This photo of Steve dates from when Pulp was on tour in South America in 2012. We had a day off and Steve suggested we go climbing in the Andes.”
“So we did, and 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. And we’d very much like to think that he’s back in those mountains now, on the next stage of his adventure. Safe travels, Steve. We hope to catch up with you one day. All our love”.
Anyway, till now there is no information about the cause of his death.
Earlier, Pulp had announced that Steve Mackey would not be accompanying the band on their upcoming 2023 tour of the UK and Ireland.
In 1989, Steve Mackey became a member of the band Pulp. In 2017, he and the other band members were honored with a special Ivor Novello trophy for their ‘Outstanding Song Collection’. In addition to his work with Pulp, Mackey produced music for Florence + The Machine, Arcade Fire, and M.I.A.
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 pic.twitter.com/pickNV56Nl
— Pulp (@welovepulp) March 2, 2023