JAMIROQUAI bassist Derrick McIntyre has died aged 66.
Paying tribute, the musician’s family said: “Our dad, Derrick McIntyre, was a proud dad, husband, brother, son, uncle, grandfather and friend.
“He had a passion for music, playing the bass guitar for most of his life and blessing tracks with his groovy bassline for folks such as Jamiroquai, Roy Ayers, Beverley Knight and many more.
“Dad was a great man who influenced many who came into contact with him, inspiring and encouraging every chance he could.
“No amount of words can sum up just how special our dad was to us all – not only within our individual bonds, but as a whole.
“We will forever miss his love, humour and presence and will continue to spread his light. Until we meet again.”
Derrick was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash in Bushey on February 2 on the A41 North Western Avenue.
Five vehicles were involved including McIntyre’s bronze Vauxhall Astra. Two otherswere taken to hospital for further treatment.
The Road Policing Unit’s Detective Sergeant Craig Wheeler said: “Our thoughts remain with Derrick’s family and friends at this sad time.
“Our officers are continuing to establish the full circumstances of this incident, and we are still appealing for information.
“If you were driving in the area and saw what happened, or have any dash cam footage that might help our investigation, please contact us.”
Tributes are now flooding in for the beloved star.
Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay wrote on Twitter: “It is with great sorrow that I hear the sadof Derrick McIntyre’s passing.
“He was a joy to work with and a superbly talented musician. My thoughts are with his family, friends and fellow musicians who worked with him.
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