News: R.I.P. Steve (2 March 2023)

Pulp have announced the death of bass player Steve Mackey aged 56.

Our beloved friend & bass player Steve Mackey passed away this morning. Our thoughts are with his family & loved ones.

This photo of Steve dates from when Pulp were on tour in South America in 2012. We had a day off & Steve suggested we go climbing in the Andes. So we did. & it was a completely magical experience. Far more magical than staring at the hotel room wall all day (which is probably what I’d have done otherwise). Steve made things happen. In his life & in the band.
& we’d very much like to think that he’s back in those mountains now, on the next stage of his adventure.
Safe travels, Steve.
We hope to catch up with you one day.

All our love xx

(The band's original message is here)

Selected media coverage:

Sky News (video), ITVX (video), BBC News (article), Sky News (article), The Guardian (article), The Mirror (article), The Times (article), New York Times (article)

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