Former Member of 'Soft Boys' Band Matthew Seligman Passes Away Due To Coronavirus At 64

Ankita Chetana |Apr 20, 2020

The former bassist of "Soft Boys", Matthew Seligman, tested positive for coronavirus and died at the age of 64 in London.

Musician and bass guitar player of The Soft Boys Matthew Seligman has breathed his last after getting infected with the coronavirus. He was at the age of 64. Leader of the former group Robyn Hitchock on Friday shared the news of Matthew Seligman's demise on Facebook. He wrote:

"I'm writing this as Matthew Seligman slips out of this life and into wherever souls go next. Everybody goes, but none of us were expecting Matthew to leave us so abruptly, forever. It is strange and very sad to be talking of him in the past tense."

Matthew Seligman
Matthew Seligman (14/7/1955 - 17/4/2020)

He continued to talk about the first time they met each other and how his former member was. He shared:

"I'm profoundly grateful to have played music with him - you could really see his face light up like a full moon when he listened back to a take he enjoyed."

The bassist's former mate in the band Thomas Dolby took to Facebook to confirm that Seligman underwent a 'catastrophic haemorrhagic stroke'. Earlier, he was taken to St George's Hospital of London to treat coronavirus. Dolby expressed his mournful feeling when hearing about his friend's death:

"Very sad news from Kevin Amstrong just now: Friday: Matthew Seligman has suffered a catastrophic haemorrhagic stroke from which he won't recover. It is expected that he will not survive longer than 12/24 hours. His ventilator will be gradually withdrawn until the inevitable end. I am so sad to have to bear this terrible news. I have loved him as a friend and a fellow musician for 40 years."

Matthew Seligman In The Soft Boys
Matthew Seligman in "The Soft Boys" band

Billboard recorded the time Seligman started to be a member of The Soft Boys in the late 1970s. He joined the band's albums such as A Can of Bees in 1979 and Underwater Moonlight in 1980. When separating to solo albums, the musician collaborated with The Waterboys, Chrissie Hynde, David Bowie, Thompson Twins, and Tori Amos.

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