Faithless star Maxi Jazz laid to rest in London funeral after he died aged 65

Faithless lead singer Maxi Jazz has been laid to rest, after he died at the age of 65.

The group’s founder – whose real name was Maxwell Fraser – died on December 23, with his bandmates announcing on Christmas Eve that he ‘died peacefully in his sleep.’

Sharing an update with fans, the Insomnia hitmakers have now confirmed his funeral has taken place.

‘We wanted to let you know that Maxi’s funeral was held today in his hometown South London,’ they wrote on Friday (January 27).

‘It was kept private following the wishes of his family.’

Sister Bliss and Rollo also encouraged his ‘Faithless family’ to ‘raise a glass’ to celebrate Jazz’s life, ‘wherever you are in the world.’

‘Centrepoint is an amazing charity that provides accommodation and support to homeless people in the UK.’

The Just Giving page has already raised over £7,000, with hundreds of fans donating in the late star’s memory.

Expressing their gratitude, the band continued in their message: ‘We would also like to say a huge thank you all for all the beautiful messages, amazing art and love for Maxi that you have shared.

‘They are hugely appreciated. Upon each other we all depend, message end.’

Jazz was the founding Faithless member and fronted the band from 1995 until their split in 2011.

He reunited with Sister Bliss and Rollo in 2015, but left the band one year later.

Sharing the sad news of his death at the end of last year, they wrote on Facebook: ‘We are heartbroken to say Maxi Jazz died last night.

‘He was a man who changed our lives in so many ways. He gave proper meaning and message to our music.’

They hailed him ‘a lovely human being with time for everyone and a wisdom that was both profound and accessible.’

‘It was an honour and, of course, a true pleasure to work with him. He was a brilliant lyricist, a DJ, a Buddhist, a magnificent stage presence, car lover, endless talker, beautiful person, moral compass and genius.’

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