Martin Duffy, the British keyboard player known for playing at Primal Scream, Felt, and The Charlatans, passed away at 55 after taking a fall at home. Read on to learn how did Martin Duffy die, what happened to him, and what was the cause of his death.
Duffy started his music career in cult 1980s indie band Felt before moving on to join Primal Scream for their 1991 album Screamadelica. Fans are mourning the loss of the beloved artist who met an unexpected fate.
Who was Martin Duffy?
Martin Bernard Duffy was an English keyboardist (keyboard player) from Birmingham. Born on May 18, 1967, Duffy grew up in Rednal. He started his career after joining Felt in 1985 after frontman Lawrence sent out an invitation for a budding artist to join.
Duffy’s keyboard sound became an attraction of the band in the mid-1980s as they signed to Creation Records for the 1986’s The Seventeenth Century. Duffy’s sound was also featured on the second side of their 1988 album.
After being with Felt till their split in 1989, Duffy joined Primal Scream in the same year. He is best known for his stint with the Primal Scream. Following that, Duffy also played with The Charlatans following the death of Rob Collins, one of the founding members.
How did Martin Duffy die?
English keyboardist Martin Duffy died on Sunday, December 18, 2022. He passed away after taking a fall at his home on the weekend and suffering a brain injury. The tragic news of his untimely death was shared by his former bandmate Bobby Gillespie.
“I’ve known Martin since he was a teenager in Felt,” Gillespie stated in an Instagram post. “He played keyboards on every album of ours from the first to the last. Finally joining the band in 1991. Martin was a very special character. He had a love and understanding of music on a deep spiritual level. Music meant everything to him.”
Fans have started mourning the loss of the veteran Keyboard player who has given music to a number of English hits throughout his decorated career.
Martin Duffy’s Cause of Death: Brain Injury After Falling
Martin Duffy died after suffering a brain injury that he sustained in the fall he took at his home this past Sunday. He was rushed to the hospital but the doctors pronounced him dead upon arrival. The brain injury was officially ruled as the cause of the death of Martin Duffy.
This was the second major accident that Duffy suffered in his life. Before this, he was the victim of a near-fatal stabbing in 1993 in New York City while he was there with his band. Fortunately, he survived then but he couldn’t survive this time, unfortunately.
Tributes Flooding on Social Media for Martin Duffy
Social media platforms are flooding with tributes and prayers for British keyboardist Martin Duffy. Fans are remembering him as a “musically gifted” artist who will stay in their memories forever.
The funeral arrangements of the late music legend are pending at this time along with an obituary for Martin Duffy. Our deepest condolences go out to his family. May God let the departed soul rest in peace.