Fay Weldon, the Pride and Prejudice screenwriter and award winning author, has died at the age of 91.
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Faithless singer Maxi Jazz has died aged 65.
Taking to Facebook, the group announced the death of their bandmate - whose real name was Maxwell Fraser - writing: "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 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.
"He was a brilliant lyricist, a DJ, a Buddhist, a magnificent stage presence, car lover, endless talker, beautiful person, moral compass and genius.
"Rollo, Sister Bliss & The E-Type Boy x".
Faithless keyboard player Ayalah Deborah Bentovim, better known by her stage name Sister Bliss, also shared the news on social media.
Sharing a picture of Maxi with her followers, she wrote: "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."
Maxi was best known for his role as the lead vocalist of British electronic band Faithless from 1995 to 2011 and 2015.
People flocked to social media to pay their respect for their late musician.
Scots broadcaster Edith Bowman paid tribute to the musician, writing: "Such sad news.. an incredible presence in my music world and millions of others.. thank you for the memories dear man.. love and very deepest condolences to all the faithless family xxx"
Radio broadcaster Phil Williams said: "Really saddened to hear of Maxi Jazz’s death. Had an amazing lost night with him once which ended the morning after. He was kind, gentle and really funny. I loved watching him live, he was an amazing
Fay Weldon, the Pride and Prejudice screenwriter and award winning author, has died at the age of 91.
Writer Fay Weldon, famous for books such as The Life and Loves of a She-Devil and Puffball, has died at the age of 91. Weldon's first novel was published back in 1967 and saw her shortlisted for the Booker and Whitbread literature prizes.Weldon grew up in New Zealand but was born in the UK.She published over 30 novels over her career.She also amde notable contributions to television and journalism.The star’s agent has released a family statement confirming the death.It said: "It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Fay Weldon (CBE), author, essayist and playwright.”"She died peacefully this morning 4th January 2023."Notable celebrities and organisations have paid their tributes to the author. The Booker Prizes wrote on Twitter: “We are saddened to hear that the brilliant Fay Weldon has died.
ITV and BBC screenwriter Fay Weldon has died aged 91, her family confirmed today. Fay was the screenwriter for ITV’s Upstairs Downstairs and the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. She also wrote more than 30 novels including The Life and Loves of a She-Devil and Praxis.
Scottish musician Alan Rankine has died at the age of 64.
Scottish rock band, sadly died after spending Christmas with his family.The producer’s sons Callum and Hamish took to social media today to announce the death of their father. In a statement, Callum wrote: "It’s with great sadness that my brother, Hamish, and I announce the passing of our father, Alan Rankine."He died peacefully at home shortly after spending Christmas with his family."He was a beautiful, kind and loving man who will be sorely missed," the statement concluded.The family also confirmed the page will remain active to allow people to celebrate the late musician’s life. READ MORE: The Associates star made a huge mark on the music world, with fellow musicians and fans paying tribute to the late star. Douglas T Stewart of the band BMX Bandits shared a video tribute, saying: "Very sad news today that Alan Rankine has died. “I first became aware of Alan through The Associates and later got to know him a little. “He looks very beautiful in this clip.Sending love to his family and all who loved him,” he added. Alan was born in Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire, before going on to start his career with the cabaret band Caspian.This band then evolved into the Associates, which also included singer Billy Mackenzie, who died in 1997 aged 39.Alan later left the band in 1982, establishing himself as a well-respected producer.He went on to work with big talent, collaborating on albums with artists such as the Cocteau Twins.The musician also launched his solo career in 1986 and later became a lecturer at Stow College in Glasgow.Alan even helped students set up the Electric Honey record label, which was instrumental in launching the careers of huge bands like Biffy Clyro, Belle & Sebastian and Snow Patrol.Tributes have been
BBC between 1979 to 1984, has died at the age of 80.The Anglophile Channel, a Los Angeles based production company that worked closely with him, has confirmed the sad news of his death. The ground-breaking American comedian was one of the first in the UK to be given his own BBC series.A statement from The Anglophile Channel read: "It is with great sadness that The Anglophile Channel announces the passing of our dearest friend and teammate, award-winning comedian/host, Kelly Monteith."Kelly was an integral part of TAC having co-hosted Brit Flix with Kelly, Paul and Two-Buck Chuck and Kelly’s BBC Memories. “In 2015 Monteith and Paul Boland were awarded the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Award for Best Television Anchor/Host by the Los Angeles Press Club.READ MORE: "After a few successful appearances on the Des O’Connor Show, Monteith starred in his own successful comedy series, 'Kelly Monteith', which ran on the BBC for six seasons. “Monteith co-wrote his titular series with Neil Shand. Monteith was the one of the first American comedians to get his own show on the BBC,” the statement continued."In America, Monteith starred in two series on CBS called, The Kelly Monteith Show and The Hit Squad. “As Kelly often remarked, one of the highlights of his career was performing for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth Il at the Royal Variety Performance in 1983.The statement went on to discuss the late comedian’s wife and family. "His time in England was incredibly special to Monteith.
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Faithless fans were left heartbroken after the death of former frontman Maxi Jazz was announced on Christmas Eve.
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Maxi Jazz, lead singer for the British electronic music group Faithless, died Friday, the band confirmed on Facebook. Jazz, whose real name was Maxwell Fraser, “died peacefully in his sleep”, Faithless member Sister Bliss announced on Twitter. A cause of death was not revealed. Jazz was 65.
"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.”Maxi’s co-stars added: “It was an honour and, of course, a true pleasure to work with him."He was a brilliant lyricist, a DJ, a Buddhist, a magnificent stage presence, car lover, endless talker, beautiful person, moral compass and genius.”The message was signed off by core members Rollo and Sister Bliss.Devastated fans began taking to social media soon after the statement was shared to pay their tributes to the musical legend, who fronted Faithless from 1995 to 2011 and 2015.Twitter user DanielJenks89 penned: “Absolutely gut wrenching news.“His voice and the sound that went with it defined dance music in the 90s.“When the first bit of Insomnia is played, everyone gets up and starts getting lost in the trance of the music.”SHUTUPCRAZYFOOL added: “Just cranked up Insomnia as loud as I can and shed a tear, literally the sound of my youth and and a constant for the generations who followed.“Faithless gave me my love for dance music.Thank you. RIP Maxi.”Dutchart tweeted: “Very fond memories of all the music, the concerts, his amazing charisma.“Condolences to Faithless, the gamily and friends.
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