February 3, 2023

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Maxi Jazz, the lead singer of dance act Faithless, has died at the age of 65

Early on Christmas Eve, Faithless announced that core and founding member Maxi Jazz, real name Maxwell Fraser, had passed away at the age of 65. Fraser died peacefully in his sleep, according to the statement.

The group was best known for their hit “Insomnia,” but is considered a pillar of dance music in the early ’90s. Her writings have reportedly even been quoted in both the US Senate and the Houses of Parliament.

“Sending love to everyone who has shared our musical journey. Take care of each other,” band member Sister Bliss said on Twitter.

We are heartbroken to say that Maxi Jazz passed away peacefully in his sleep last night. He was a man who changed our lives in many ways. He gave our music the right meaning and a message. He was a lovely person with time for everyone and a wisdom that was both profound and accessible. pic.twitter.com/VcFe7OpTh6

— Faithless (@faithless) December 24, 2022

via BBC