Jamiroquai Founding Member Found Dead At 46

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A founding members of Acid-Jazz band Jamiroquai has died.

Toby Smith passed away aged 46 after fighting a ‘voracious illness’. He was the band’s original keyboard player and contributed to some of their most famous songs such as ‘Canned Heat’.

Toby’s death was announced on Good Friday via Facebook, although the news was first reported on Tuesday:

He was co-writer in Jamiroquai during their rise to fame in the 90s before leaving the band in 2002.

The band said about his death:

Toby had fought this voracious illness with his own indefatigable and stubborn brand of spirit and courage for a very long time, and had shown all the signs of beating it.

Our thoughts are with his wife and children.