Musician died following three month stay in hospital, with wife Katie Grand describing him as ‘the most talented man I have ever known’
He went on to play on all their subsequent studio albums
including the likes of Different Class and His ’n’ Hers which are regarded as high points in the mid-90s Britpop scene
Pulp went on hiatus in 2002, but reformed for live performances across the world in 2011 and 2012
They released one final recording, an update of a demo track called After You, in 2013
In October 2022, Mackey announced that he wouldn’t be joining Pulp for their latest set of reunion concerts in summer 2023
“I’m exceptionally proud of the body of work we’ve created together
however I’ve decided to continue the work I’m engaged in – music, film-making and photography projects.