Steve Bronski, the famend keyboard participant of the synth-pop trio Bronski Beat, has died. He was 61.

Bronski based the Bronski Beat within the Eighties with the assistance of Jimmy Somerville and Larry Steinbachek. After years of performing as a trio, Somerville delivered the saddening information by way of his Twitter account.

He shared an old photo of them alongside the caption, “Unhappy to listen to Steve Bronski has died. He was a gifted and a really melodic man. Working with him on songs and the one tune that modified our lives and touched so many different lives, was a enjoyable and thrilling time. Thanks for the melody Steve. Jimmy x.”

Sommerville nor Bronski’s household already disclosed his reason for loss of life. Nonetheless, a number of web customers assumed that it is perhaps associated to psychological well being points he had been affected by for years.

One fan stated that the Bronski Beat’s member struggled with despair over time. Nonetheless, they didn’t assume whether or not he dedicated suicide.

“I am sorry to ship the information that Stephen Forrest aka Steve Bronski the founding member of Bronski Beat has died. Explanation for loss of life will not be recognized but however I do know that he was affected by despair. He was a really gifted keyboardist,” the person said.

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Did Steve Bronski Commit Suicide?

Whereas there isn’t a affirmation about his reason for loss of life, all band members really suffered from the homophobic assault.

Quickly after their debut of their 1984 single “Smalltown Boy,” many individuals raised their brows and criticized the trio for depicting a younger homosexual man. The tune additionally touched on Sommerville’s private tragic story a few homophobic assault incident.

Nonetheless, the trio was overtly homosexual who “began a band.”

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In an interview with The Guardian in 2018, Bronski stated they had been simply three homosexual guys who pushed one another to create the band.

“We did not really feel like a part of any specific motion. After all, it will transpire a few years later that there have been extra homosexual artists than the general public had been led to consider,” he went on.

Via the years, they vocally campaigned and supported homosexual rights. Their debut album “The Age of Consent,” as an illustration, serves as a protest. Nonetheless, their tune made it to Prime 10 hits.

Ian Donaldson, in a while, joined the band earlier than disbanding in 1995 after releasing three extra albums.

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