Faithless’ Lead Singer Maxi Jazz Passes Away At The Age Of 65

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The iconic electronic music act Faithless, known for their iconic 90’s dance anthems like “God is a DJ” and “Insomnia”, took to social media to share the news of the passing of Maxi Jazz, born Maxwell Fraser at the age of 65.

In a tweet from the band’s official Twitter account, the cause of death was shared as he peacefully passed away in his sleep on Friday night.

Formed in 1995, the core members of Faithless included Rollo, Sister Bliss and Maxi Jazz. In the Facebook post where they shared the news it 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 also 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.”

Band mates Rollo and Sister Bliss went on to share, ”He was a brilliant lyricist, a DJ, a Buddhist , a magnificent stage presence, car lover, endless talker, beautiful person, moral compass and genius.”

In his honor, British Soccer club Crystal Palace of which he was s lifelong fan and also associate Director in 2012, will walk out to a song by Faithless on Boxing Day.

Since the news broke, tributes have been pouring in by the plenty in his memory.


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