Posting on their official Twitter account the band said: ‘We will miss you Toby, without you there would be no Jamiroquai.’ A statement on the fan site Funkin announced his death on Wednesday, though the cause of death has not been disclosed.
The statement said: ‘It is with great sadness to hear and relay the news that original Jamiroquai keyboard player Toby Smith died on 11th April 2017.
Commemorating September 1, the day he became free of Jenna, and coincidentally the same day Alison Di Laurentis went missing, Toby got a tattoo: "9/01 Free At Last". It is understood that Mr Coke will sit on the council as an unaligned independent until the elections in May and does not intend to stand again. The vote was held with the North West Norfolk branch on the UK Independence Party on Monday, but Mr Coke, who has led the 12-strong group at County Hall since his election in May 2013, informed his party colleagues of his decision by email on Thursday.‘He was an original member of the band until 2002 when he left to spend more time with his family.‘He set up a recording studio at his home, started producing cider with some friends, built up a love (and garage) of classic cars and was a keen horse rider.’ ‘This is a very sad day for all Jamiroquai fans.