Maxi Jazz, the singer of the legendary British group Faithless, died at the age of 65. The sad news was shared on the band's official social media profiles by his colleagues. In their tribute to Jazz, his Faithless colleagues described him as a "lovely human being with time for everyone and wisdom that was both profound and accessible." They went on to express their admiration for his many talents, including his skills as a lyricist, DJ, and stage presence, as well as his love of cars and his ability to engage in endless conversations.
They also noted his role as a moral compass and genius and expressed their condolences to the Faithless family and fans.
"We are heartbroken to say Maxi Jazz died peacefully in his sleep last night. He was a man who changed our lives in so many ways.
He gave proper meaning and a message to our music. He was a lovely human being with time for everyone and wisdom that was both profound and accessible," they said. "It was an honour and, of course, a true pleasure to work with him.
He was a brilliant lyricist, DJ, Buddhist, a magnificent stage presence, car lover, endless talker, beautiful person, moral compass and genius. Rest in peace dearest Max. 1957 - 2022", they added below. "...and thank you Faithless family for all the love you showed us over the years.
Please look after each other, y’hear ?? as Max would always say." Jazz was an integral part of Faithless, joining the band in 1995 and remaining with them until 2011 and 2015. During his time with the group, he played a crucial role in their success, helping to write and perform hits such as "Insomnia," which became one of their most popular songs.
Faithless rose to fame in the late 1990s and early 2000s, performing at major festivals such as Glastonbury and headlining tours around the world. In addition to his work with Faithless, Jazz was also a talented musician, rapper, singer-songwriter, and DJ in his own right.
His unique blend of styles and powerful stage presence made him a beloved figure in the music industry, and he will be deeply missed by his colleagues, fans, and the entire music community. Jazz's passing is a great loss to the music world, and he will be remembered as a true pioneer and innovator in the electronic music genre.
His contributions to Faithless and the music industry as a whole will never be forgotten, and he will always be remembered as a true talent and a kind and compassionate person. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends, and loved ones during this difficult time. Rest in peace, Maxi Jazz.