Ex-Massive Attack star Tricky reveals daughter Mina Mazy Topley-Bird has died aged 24
MASSIVE Attack star Tricky has revealed his daughter has died aged 24.
Mina Mazy Topley-Bird passed away on May 8, but her heartbroken parents have only now been able to share the tragic news.
In a Facebook post, 51-year-old rapper Tricky spoke movingly about his pain at the untimely loss of his daughter.
He wrote: "I thought I knew what loss was, but now my daughter is gone I realise I had no idea what it was after all.
"It feels like I'm in a world that doesn't exist, knowing nothing will ever be the same again.
"No words or text can really explain — my soul feels empty.
"Mazy Mina, my daughter, had two names — some people called her Mazy, some people called her Mina.
"She had an amazing talent for singing and songwriting; songs which will be finished and heard.
"Your words and songs live on, I will make sure they do.
"I haven' had the strength to even look at a picture of you until now — people will hear your voice and songs.
"All my heart — what's left of it.
"Love you Mazy Mina, Dad."
No words or text can really explain — my soul feels empty
The post also included a quote from Mazy Mina's mum, singer Martina Topley-Bird.
She said: "Sweet baby, life won't be the same without you."
Devastated dad Tricky also included a link to Mazy Mina's 2013 song, When You Go.
The track opens with the words: "Take me with you when you go.
"I'll wait with a smile 'til you come home."
Bristolian music producer Tricky collaborated with Massive Attack in the late 80s and early 90s, including on their extremely influential debut album Blue Lines in 1991.
During that period, he met Martina Topley-Bird while she was sitting on a wall singing to herself near his home.
They put out a song together, Aftermath, and she went on to be the main vocalist on his first solo album, Maxinquaye, released in 1995.
Their daughter, Mina Mazy, was born on March 19 in the same year.
No cause of death has yet been established.
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