Conway Savage, pianista e molto altro per Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, è venuto a mancare ieri notte all’età di 58 anni. Già l’anno scorso Savage era stato sottoposto a un intervento chirurgico per l’asportazione di un tumore al cervello, operazione che non gli aveva consentito di partecipare a gran parte dell’ultimo tour dei Bad Seeds. Qui in basso il messaggio diffuso dalla band sui propri canali social:
Our beloved Conway passed away on Sunday evening. A member of Bad Seeds for nearly thirty years, Conway was the anarchic thread that ran through the band’s live performances. He was much loved by everyone, band members and fans alike. Irascible, funny, terrifying, sentimental, warm-hearted, gentle, acerbic, honest, genuine – he was all of these things and quite literally “had the gift of a golden voice,” high and sweet and drenched in soul. On a drunken night, at four in the morning, in a hotel bar in Cologne, Conway sat at the piano and sang Streets of Laredo to us, in his sweet, melancholy style and stopped the world for a moment. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Goodbye Conway, there isn’t a dry eye in the house. Love, Nick and the Bad Seeds.