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Senseless Things singer Mark Keds found dead in his home as band pay tribute

Senseless Things singer Mark Keds has died at the age of 50.

His fellow bandmate and pal Ben Harding confirmed the news as he paid tribute to his friend who died on Monday, according to Ben.

Mark was best known for being the frontman of the pop punk band in the 90s.

He was also widely known for co-writing The Libertines' 2004 hit Can't Stand Me Now.

Ben made the upsetting announcement on his Facebook account as he paid tribute to Mark and revealed that the cause of death is not yet known.

Ben shared on his Facebook: "Dear Friends, It is with the heaviest of hearts that we have to tell you that, sadly, Mark – our singer, friend and main songwriter – is no longer with us.

"We understand that he passed away at his home during the early hours of this morning.

"As yet, the cause of death is unconfirmed."

He continued: "It’s no secret that he had struggled on and off with drug abuse and a pretty chaotic lifestyle for a long while, and his health suffered substantially over the years due to this.

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"While this had sometimes created friction within the on-off workings of Senseless Things and his other projects, we choose to remember the friend, the brother and the talent we’ve lost today."

Ben went on to heavily praise Mark for his "musical calling" and his "amazing ear for melody".

The star said: "He was beloved across the country, from Inverness to Plymouth, from Ipswich to Aberystwyth, and across the world, from Tokyo to California.

"It’s his passion and lust for life that will stick with us, and we’re truly thankful (we know Mark was, too) that we all got to do it properly one last time at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in 2017.

"We love you, Mark. It seems cliched to say ‘gone too soon’, but damn, it’s true. He was only 50. It’s no f***ing age to die.

"Our love and thoughts go out to his friends, his family, his loved ones and the ones who loved him.

"We’ll be in touch with any further information/details as and when we receive it.

"Mark Keds / Myers / Hammerton – Rest In Peace. Burn Bright, Ponyboy.

"Love Ben, Cass and Morgan x."

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