Jamiroquai bassist Derek McIntyre dies in automotive crash aged 66
Jamiroquai bassist Derek McIntyre has died in automotive crash aged 66, his household introduced in an announcement on Friday.
The musician, who rose to fame as a part of the funk and acid jazz band alongside vocalist Jay Kay, handed away following a 5 automotive collision in Bushey, Hertfordshire on February 2.
His household instructed Hertfordshire Police: ‘Our dad, Derrick McIntyre, was a proud dad, husband, brother, son, uncle, grandfather and buddy.
‘He had a ardour for music, enjoying the bass guitar for many of his life and blessing tracks along with his groovy bassline for people comparable to Jamiroquai, Roy Ayers, Beverley Knight and plenty of extra.
‘Dad was a terrific man who influenced many who got here into contact with him, inspiring and inspiring each likelihood he might.’
Jamiroquai bassist Derek McIntyre has died in automotive crash aged 66, his household introduced in an announcement on Friday
They concluded: ‘No quantity of phrases can sum up simply how particular our dad was to us all – not solely inside our particular person bonds, however as a complete. We will without end miss his love, humour and presence and can proceed to unfold his mild. Until we meet once more.’
His bandmate Jay added: ‘It is with nice sorrow that I hear the unhappy information of Derrick McIntyre’s passing. He was a pleasure to work with and a perfectly proficient musician.
‘My ideas are along with his household, buddies and fellow musicians who labored with him. Thinking of you on the nice gig within the sky Derrick. J.’
Hertfordshire police confirmed his loss of life and mentioned they’re on the lookout for extra data: ‘The household of an ‘inspiring’ man who sadly died in a collision in #Bushey have paid tribute.
‘Derrick McIntyre, aged 66, who lived in #Watford, was concerned within the collision on the morning of two February and sadly handed away on the scene.’
Officers have been referred to as at round 7.38am on 2 February to a collision on the A41 North Western Avenue involving 5 autos.
Detective Sergeant Craig Wheeler, from the Road Policing Unit, added: ‘Our ideas stay with Derrick’s household and buddies at this unhappy time.
‘Our officers are persevering with to determine the total circumstances of this incident, and we’re nonetheless interesting for data. If you have been driving within the space and noticed what occurred, or have any sprint cam footage which may assist our investigation, please contact us.’
His bandmate Jay added: ‘It is with nice sorrow that I hear the unhappy information of Derrick McIntyre’s passing. He was a pleasure to work with and a perfectly proficient musician’
Hertfordshire police confirmed his loss of life and mentioned they’re on the lookout for extra data relating to the collision
Derrick joined the band in 1994 and started engaged on their second album The Return of the Space Cowboy, on which he performed drums, it peaked at quantity 2 within the UK.
He went on to report six extra albums with the band, enjoying each drums and bass, together with 2005’s Dynamite.
Other credit embrace excursions with Roy Ayers, The Jazz Crusaders and Cliff Richard in addition to working alongside Beverly Knight, Will Young, Emily Sande, John Newman.