Conway Savage, who had been keyboardist for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds since 1990, has died at age 58. He'd undergone surgery in 2017 for a brain tumor. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds shared the sad news earlier this morning:
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.
In addition to records with the Bad Seeds, Conway made solo records as well, most recently 2010's Pussy's Bow with Amanda Fox & Robert Tickner.
Rest in peace, Conway. You will be missed.