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Primal Scream keyboardist Martin Duffy dead at 55

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Primal Scream keyboardist Martin Duffy has died at age 55.

In a post shared on the “Movin’ on Up” outfit’s Instagram Tuesday, frontman Bobby Gillespie writes that Duffy passed on Sunday after he “suffered a brain injury due to a fall at his home.”

“We in Primal Scream are all so sad,” Gillespie shares. “Martin was a very special character. He had a love and understanding of music on a deep spiritual level. Music meant everything to him.”

Duffy played on every Primal Scream album beginning with their 1987 debut, Sonic Flower Groove, and officially joined the band in 1991. He previously was a member of the band Felt and also played with the group The Charlatans UK.

“He lived to laugh and play music,” Gillespie writes of Duffy. “He was loved by all of us in the Scream. A beautiful soul. We will miss him.”

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