Mark Keds dead: Senseless Things singer dies at 50 as band pay tribute

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Mindless Issues singer Mark Keds has died on the age of 50.

An announcement was made by Mark’s bandmate Ben Harding, who took to Fb to pay tribute to the star.

Ben shared: “Expensive Buddies, It’s with the heaviest of hearts that we’ve got to let you know that, sadly, Mark – our singer, pal and foremost songwriter – is now not with us. We perceive that he handed away at his dwelling throughout the early hours of this morning. As but, the reason for loss of life is unconfirmed.”

Mark Keds, pictured performing as a part of Deadcuts in 2016, has died on the age of 50

He continued: “It’s no secret that he had struggled on and off with drug abuse and a reasonably chaotic way of life for a protracted whereas, and his well being suffered considerably over time as a result of this. Whereas this had typically created friction throughout the on-off workings of Mindless Issues and his different initiatives, we select to recollect the pal, the brother and the expertise we’ve misplaced at this time.”

Ben praised Mark’s true ardour for his ‘musical calling’ and his dedication for touring and taking part in gigs.

“He was beloved throughout the nation, from Inverness to Plymouth, from Ipswich to Aberystwyth, and internationally, from Tokyo to California. It’s his ardour and lust for all times that may stick to us, and we’re actually grateful (we all know Mark was, too) that all of us obtained to do it correctly one final time on the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in 2017.

Mindless Issues L-R Cass Browne, Morgan Nicholls, Mark Keds and Ben Harding

“We love you, Mark. It appears cliched to say ‘gone too quickly’, however rattling, it’s true. He was solely 50. It’s no f***ing age to die. Our love and ideas exit to his mates, his household, his family members and those who liked him.

“We’ll be in contact with any additional data/particulars as and after we obtain it.

“Mark Keds / Myers / Hammerton – Relaxation In Peace. Burn Brilliant, Ponyboy.

“Love Ben, Cass and Morgan x.”

Mindless Issues fashioned in London in 1986 and inside two years attracted the eye of DJ John Peel who invited them on to his BBC Radio 1 present.

Mark performs with Mindless Issues at 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in 2017

The group – made up of Mark, Ben, Morgan Nicholls and Cass Browne – went on to launch 4 albums and obtain two UK Prime 20 singles earlier than they break up in 1995.

The band reformed in 2017 and went on to launch new materials and tour.

Mark had been taking part in along with his new band Deadcuts earlier than the coronavirus pandemic hit.

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