Former THE SOFT BOYS and THOMPSON TWINS bassist Matthew Seligman died on Friday at the age of 64, reportedly from COVID-19 complications.
Seligman was also a member of Bruce Woolley & THE CAMERA CLUB and THE DOLPHIN BROTHERS, backed David Bowie at his performance at Live Aid in 1985 and was a sideman for Thomas Dolby.
In early April 2020, Dolby reported that Seligman had been placed in an induced coma in St George’s Hospital London, after having been diagnosed with COVID-19. On 17 April, Dolby posted on his Facebook page that Seligman had suffered a “catastrophic haemorrhagic stroke” from which he was not expected to recover; Seligman died later that day.
The pandemic’s global death toll has reached over 160,000, while the global number of cases has surpassed 2,300,000, according to the WHO, which is the health agency of the United Nations.