Who Was Mark Keds (Senseless Things singer)? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Career, Cause of Death, Tributes

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Mark Keds was best known as the frontman of the 90s pop punk band and for co-writing The Libertines’ 2004 hit Can’t Stand Me Now, has died.

Pop punk band Senseless Things formed in London in 1986, they went on to have two singles in the UK Top 20 charts and created four albums. They split in 1995 and briefly reformed in 2017.

The full statement read: ‘Dear Friends, It is with the heaviest of hearts that we have to tell you that, sadly, Mark – our singer, friend and main songwriter – is no longer with us.

He was a remarkably prolific songwriter – and remained so through every incarnation – with an amazing ear for melody, churning out punk-pop hit-after-hit at his peak.

‘Senseless Things would frequently work up three new songs per rehearsal and chuck them into the next gig, usually the following night. He carried that talent on through Jolt, the Lams, Trip Fontaine and, most recently, Deadcuts – all of whom will be feeling his loss at least as keenly as we do now.

‘Mark, particularly as a young man, had a virulent thirst and passion for culture and knowledge. He devoured books, film and other people’s music and passed them on to us and others, and referenced so much of it in his own work.

‘It was Mark who took charge of our fan communications in the early years, spending days and days writing to people and organising gigs (and places to crash afterwards), making friends for life in the process.

‘He was beloved across the country, from Inverness to Plymouth, from Ipswich to Aberystwyth, and across the world, from Tokyo to California.

Mark Keds Age

Mark Keds has died at the age of 50-years-old.

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Cause of Death

Senseless Things singer Mark Keds has died aged 50.

The late singer’s bandmate, Ben Harding, confirmed the news in a statement shared to the band’s Facebook page on Monday night.

Ben Harding of pop punk band Senseless Things has paid tribute to his bandmate Mark Keds, who he told fans died on Monday morning at the age of 50.

Tributes

The late singer’s bandmate, Ben Harding, confirmed the news in a statement shared to the band’s Facebook page on Monday night.

Paying tribute to the ‘remarkably prolific songwriter’, Harding revealed that Keds had passed away at his home in the early hours of the morning. His cause of death is unconfirmed.

Signing off the message with fellow bandmates Morgan Nicholls and Cass Browne, Harding said: ‘Our love and thoughts go out to his friends, his family, his loved ones and the ones who loved him.’

He added: ‘We love you, Mark. It seems cliched to say “gone too soon”, but damn, it’s true. He was only 50. It’s no f**king age to die.’

Pop punk band Senseless Things formed in London in 1986, they went on to have two singles in the UK Top 20 charts and created four albums. They split in 1995 and briefly reformed in 2017.

The full statement read: ‘Dear Friends, It is with the heaviest of hearts that we have to tell you that, sadly, Mark – our singer, friend and main songwriter – is no longer with us.

‘We understand that he passed away at his home during the early hours of this morning. As yet, the cause of death is unconfirmed.

‘It’s no secret that he had struggled on and off with drug abuse and a pretty chaotic lifestyle for a long while, and his health suffered substantially over the years due to this.

‘While this had sometimes created friction within the on-off workings of Senseless Things and his other projects, we choose to remember the friend, the brother and the talent we’ve lost today.

‘Mark was truly passionate about his musical calling and he used it with a fierce determination – from establishing a way of touring and playing gigs – one where nobody felt excluded – to including explicit, outspoken political content in our songs (and insisting on releasing them, even at the cost of commercial suicide and record company dismay).

‘His greatest talent, though, was in exploring the everyday f****d-upness and absolute, unbounded joy of one-to-one relationships; of love, lust, loss, anger, grief and the ecstasy of the ordinary. That particular talent remained undimmed.

‘It’s his passion and lust for life that will stick with us, and we’re truly thankful (we know Mark was, too) that we all got to do it properly one last time at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in 2017.

‘We love you, Mark. It seems cliched to say ‘gone too soon’, but damn, it’s true. He was only 50. It’s no f**ing age to die. Our love and thoughts go out to his friends, his family, his loved ones and the ones who loved him.

‘We’ll be in touch with any further information/details as and when we receive it. Mark Keds / Myers / Hammerton – Rest In Peace. Burn Bright, Ponyboy. Love Ben, Cass and Morgan x.’

Pop punk band Senseless Things formed in London in 1986, they went on to have two singles in the UK Top 20 charts and created four albums.

The group reunited in 2017 after their 1995 split where they performed at Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

Keds also co-wrote The Libertines’ single Can’t Stand Me Now and had since formed a band called Deadcuts.

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