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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' Conway Savage passes away aged 58
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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' Conway Savage passes away aged 58

Conway Savage, long-time keyboard player for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, has passed away at the age of 58. 

Savage (pictured second from right), first joined The Bad Seeds in 1990, passed away last night (September 2nd). He had been undergoing treatment for a brain tumour since 2017. 

Outside his work with The Bad Seeds, Savage also recorded and released a number of solo LPs as well as collaborations with Amanda Fox and Robert Tickner. 

Speaking about Savage's passing, the band said in a statement: "Conway was the anarchic thread that ran through the band’s live performances. He was much loved by everyone, band members and fans alike. Irascible, funny, terrifying, sentimental, warm-hearted, gentle, acerbic, honest, genuine - he was all of these things and quite literally “had the gift of a golden voice,” high and sweet and drenched in soul."

They continued: "On a drunken night, at four in the morning, in a hotel bar in Cologne, Conway sat at the piano and sang Streets of Laredo to us, in his sweet, melancholy style and stopped the world for a moment. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Goodbye Conway, there isn’t a dry eye in the house."

 

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