Tributes have been paid to former Primal Scream keyboardist Martin Duffy who has died aged 55.

His death was confirmed by The Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess on Twitter.

Burgess said: “Another tragic loss of a beautiful soul... Safe travels Duffy."


Duffy grew up in Birmingham and joined indie band Felt at 16, before going on to be part of Primal Scream for three decades, becoming a full time member.

While The Charlatans were supporting Oasis at Knebworth, Duffy stepped in at the last minute to play with the band.

Burgess said: “Martin Duffy stepped in to save The Charlatans when we lost Rob - he played with us at Knebworth and was a true friend.

“He toured with me in my solo band too - he was a pleasure to spend time with. Safe travels Duffy”.