Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Member Has Died


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds pianist Conway Savage died yesterday at the age of 58 from a brain tumor.

Conway was diagnosed with a brain tumor back in 2017. He was a member of The Bad Seeds since 1990. The band wrote in a statement:

“Our beloved Conway passed away on Sunday evening. A member of Bad Seeds for nearly 30 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.”