Jamiroquai’s founding member Toby Smith dies at age 46
Jamiroquai’s founding member and keyboardist Toby Smith has died at age 46.
singer Jay Kay, 47, made a heartfelt statement on the band’s Facebook page expressing his sadness about the news.
The frontman wrote how he had fond memories of hearing Toby play for the first time in 1992 and how the late musician would make him both laugh and cry.
I love you so much. My big brother Toby crossed over to the other side last night. All my fondest memories are of him and the band that we created. The most talented musician I have ever had the honor to make music with. There will never be another like you Toby. Your light will shine on eternally. Thank you for making mine and everyone’s life so bright. I celebrate your love and life! Rest in Love. Your bald brother Stu x
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Smith played on the group’s first five albums, which included their huge hits “Space Cowboy” and “Virtual Insanity.”
The band’s original bassist Stuart Zender, 43, also left his condolences on his Instagram account alongside a picture of Toby.