Published May 28, 2019U.K. trip-hop veterans Tricky and Martina Topley-Bird have shared the devastating news that their daughter, Mina Mazy Topley-Bird, has died at the age of 24.
She reportedly passed away back on May 8, and now both of her parents have shared statements on social media regarding the loss.
Read both parents' statements below.
I thought I knew what loss was, but now my daughter is gone I realise 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
Sweet baby, life won't be the same without you.
Tricky and Topley-Bird began collaborating on the former's 1995 solo debut Maxinquaye. Their only daughter together was born that same year.
In addition to his statement, Tricky shared his daughter's song "When You Go" as a tribute. Listen to that below.