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

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

By Melody Siganporia – December 25, 2022 0


    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.

    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. pic.twitter.com/VcFe7OpTh6

    — Faithless (@faithless) December 24, 2022

    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.

    RIP to a True Icon MAXI JAZZ @faithless – Your voice & your music will live on forever. From nightclub to festival you brought a whole new dynamic to the dancefloor. A proper inspiration to us all. Sleep well Sir. 💔 x pic.twitter.com/Aqx0dfux7Y

    — CAMELPHAT (@CamelPhat) December 24, 2022

    Maxi Jazz R.I.P
    A poet, a gentleman and a true original who together with @faithless made a handful of tunes that define both club culture and a generation. In a hundred years time if someone asks what all the fuss was about in 1996, just play them Insomnia, job done… pic.twitter.com/nwvl1iYz5V

    — Pete Tong mbe (@petetong) December 24, 2022

    Shocked to hear the news about Maxi Jazz from Faithless.. May your music keep inspiring others and rest easy ❤️ pic.twitter.com/z3vICbzh7N

    — Armin van Buuren (@arminvanbuuren) December 24, 2022

    Shocked to hear the news about Maxi Jazz from Faithless.. May your music keep inspiring others and rest easy ❤️ pic.twitter.com/z3vICbzh7N

    — Armin van Buuren (@arminvanbuuren) December 24, 2022

    RIP Legend! 😢💔 RT @dancingastro: Maxi Jazz — lead singer of Faithless — has passed away at the age of 65.

    RIP to an electronic music icon. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/oihxRz3cZR

    — Laidback Luke (@LaidbackLuke) December 24, 2022

    Rest in peace to the legend Maxi Jazz. Honored to have met him and spent some time with this incredibly humble yet powerful human. Now we listen to his music forever. Thank u @MamboBrothers for that day on the mamboat in Ibiza.

    — Steve Aoki (@steveaoki) December 24, 2022

    Rest in peace to the legend Maxi Jazz. Honored to have met him and spent some time with this incredibly humble yet powerful human. Now we listen to his music forever. Thank u @MamboBrothers for that day on the mamboat in Ibiza.

    — Steve Aoki (@steveaoki) December 24, 2022

    Maxi Jazz 1957 – 2022. We are heartbroken to share that Maxi died peacefully in his sleep last night. Sending love to all of you who shared our musical journey. Look after each other y’hear. 🙏💔 pic.twitter.com/4R88rg8Aza

    — sister bliss (@thesisterbliss) December 24, 2022

    H/T – CNN

    Follow meMelody SiganporiaContent Writer | EDM News & Editorials at T.H.E – Music EssentialsTechie by day, rager by night. Full-time Expert at Apple and part-time writer with multiple EDM publications based in the Big Apple. My interest in the dance music scene began about 10 years ago and there was no looking back from there. I got involved with it on a professional level in 2013-2014 when I joined the core team for a leading music festival in India. Managing the entire Digital Marketing piece for them in addition to the Public Relations aspect, helped me gain insights into the industry. Upon moving to NYC a few years after, I decided to combine my passion for the music along with my flare with words and began contributing to EDM publications as a freelance writer. Follow meLatest posts by Melody Siganporia (see all)

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