In a statement shared to social media, his bandmates Rollo and Sister Bliss hailed the singer as a “beautiful person” and a “genius. We are heartbroken to say Maxi Jazz died last night,” they wrote. “Maxi was a man who changed our lives in so many ways. He gave proper meaning and message to our music.”
“He was a lovely human being with time for everyone and a wisdom that was both profound and accessible. It was an honor and, of course, a true pleasure to work with him. He was a brilliant lyricist, a DJ, a Buddhist, a magnificent stage presence, a car lover, an endless talker, a beautiful person, a moral compass, and a genius.” A cause of death for the singer, born Maxwell Fraser, is yet to be confirmed.
He formed Faithless with Rollo and Sister Bliss in 1995, with the group releasing their debut album Reverance just one year later. It featured the group’s biggest hit ‘Insomnia’, which is considered to be one of the greatest dance tracks of all time.
Further success came when the 1998 follow-up album Sunday 8 PM was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, featuring the hit single “God Is A DJ” and earning the group a nomination for the BRIT Award for Best British Dance Act in 1999.
British Musician, Maxi Jazz Died At The Age Of 65
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