Jamiroquai's Bassist Derek McIntyre Perishes in Tragic Car Accident at 66

Published February 10, 2024

Renowned bass player, Derek McIntyre of Jamiroquai fame, has tragically passed away at the age of 66.

The sorrowful news was confirmed by his family as they shared heartfelt words in memory of the ‘inspiring’ father, husband, and grandfather who was lost in a horrific five-vehicle collision on February 2. According to Hertfordshire Police, McIntyre was declared deceased at the accident scene, while two other individuals were transported to the hospital for treatment.

McIntyre, remembered as a proud family man with a fervent passion for music, dedicated much of his life to playing bass guitar, contributing his distinctive grooves to tracks by several artists including Jamiroquai, Roy Ayers, and Beverley Knight.

His family released a touching statement recounting his positive influence on many lives. 'Dad's remarkable spirit, humor, and love are irreplaceable, and he will be profoundly missed. We aspire to carry forward his luminous legacy until we are reunited.'

The talented bassist also toured with notable figures such as Cliff Richard and Mica Paris and played for recording artists like Emeli Sandé among others.

Jamiroquai’s frontman Jon Kay expressed his grief, 'We have lost a supremely talented musician and a wonderful person in Derrick. Our thoughts go to his beloved ones during this tough period. Derrick, you will be fondly remembered at the eternal performance in the sky.'

Derek McIntyre’s skills shone brightly on Jamiroquai's 2005 album 'Dynamite,' which was a chart-topping success in the United Kingdom. His musical legacy is undeniably imprinted in the band’s history.

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