British-born trip-hop pioneer Tricky has revealed his daughter, Mazy Mina Topley-Bird, died earlier this month at the age of 24. The former Massive Attack member shared the heartbreaking news Facebook on Tuesday (May 28).
Along with photos of Mazy Mina, he penned a tribute to his late daughter, capturing the pain he’s currently feeling.
I thought I knew what loss was, but now my daughter is gone I realize I had no idea what it was after all. It feels like I’m in a world that doesn’t exist, knowing nothing will ever be the same again. No words or text can really explain—my soul feels empty.
Mazy Mina, my daughter, had two names — some people called her Mazy, some people called her Mina. She had an amazing talent for singing and songwriting; songs which will be finished and heard.
Your words and songs will live on, I will make sure they do. I haven’t had the strength to even look at a picture of you until now—people will hear your voice and songs. All my heart—what’s left of it. Love you Mazy Mina, Dad
Mazy Mina’s mother, singer Martina Topley-Bird, added, “Sweet baby, life won’t be the same without you.”
In honor of their daughter, Tricky and Martina shared a song she wrote in 2013 called “When You Go.” As indicated in the caption, she died on May 8. No cause of death has been disclosed.
Listen to the track below.