Jamiroquai founding member and keyboardist Toby Smith dies

2017-04-14 11:00

Cape Town – Founding member and original keyboardist for Jamiroquai, Toby Smith, has died, reports fansite Funkin.

According to a statement on the site, 46-year-old Smith died on Tuesday, 11 April 2017.

Smith played with the band for 10 years from 1992 until 2002 when he reportedly left to spend more time with his family.

He formed the band with lead singer Jay Kay and members Stuart Zender, Nick Van Gelder and Wallis Buchanan. He co-wrote many of the band’s hits including Deeper Underground, Virtual Insanity and Space Cowboy.

Jamiroquai's original bassist, Zender, took to his Instagram account to pay tribute to Smith. "The most talented musician I have ever had the honor to make music with. There will never be another like you Toby," he captioned the post.

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Tributes have started pouring in for Smith on social media.

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