Karl Wallinger Passed Away at 66

Karl Wallinger Passed Away at 66, World Party And The Waterboys Singer/Songwriter

Karl Wallinger Passed Away at 66, World Party And The Waterboys Singer/Songwriter

Bollywoodfever, March 11: Karl Wallinger, the celebrated frontman of World Party and former member of The Waterboys, passed away on Sunday, March 10, at the age of 66. The details surrounding his death, including the cause and location, have not been disclosed by his publicist.

Wallinger, born in Wales, was renowned for his songwriting prowess, contributing iconic tracks to World Party’s repertoire such as “Ship of Fools,” “Put the Message in the Box,” “Is it Like Today?” and “She’s the One.” The latter song gained additional fame when Robbie Williams covered it in 1999.

Karl Wallinger Passed Away at 66, World Party And The Waterboys Singer/Songwriter

His journey in music began with his participation in various bands as a keyboard player, followed by a stint in music publishing. Wallinger also served as the musical director for “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” before joining The Waterboys in 1983. As a multi-instrumentalist, he played a significant role in the band’s first three albums, including the hit “The Whole of the Moon.”

In 1986, Wallinger left The Waterboys to form World Party. His debut album with the band featured the hit “Ship of Fools,” which reached No. 27 in the UK charts. He also contributed to Sinéad O’Connor’s debut album, “The Lion and the Cobra,” in 1987.

Wallinger’s career faced a significant challenge in February 2001 when he suffered a brain aneurysm. After a five-year recovery period, he made a comeback to touring in 2006.

Mike Scott, the lead singer of The Waterboys, paid homage to Wallinger, describing him as “one of the finest musicians I’ve ever known” in a social media post on X. He expressed his sentiments with, “Travel on well my old friend.”

Karl Wallinger leaves behind his wife, Suzie Zamit, his son, Louis Wallinger, his daughter, Nancy Zamit, and two grandchildren, marking the end of an era for fans and fellow musicians alike.

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