Jamiroquai keyboardist Toby Smith kept his bandmates in a dim about his cancer surpassing … TMZ has learned.
Sources tighten to a rope tell us they were all wakeful Toby had cancer. He’d been battling it for a few years, though were underneath a idea he was tighten to remission. We’re told he never let on his condition was deteriorating and, in fact, they were optimistic.
One source described Toby’s flitting as a “surprise and finish shock.”
Toby, a first member of a band, died Tuesday night in a U.K., and we’re told he was surrounded by his mother and kids.
Jamiroquai’s bassist, Stuart Zender, told us … “I have mislaid a essence mate. We taught any other so many about life and music. He was like a large hermit to me and we spent a many transformative years of my life with him. He is desired by his pleasing family, supporters and friends. His radiant chords will live in a lives and hearts of many to come.”
He added, “I adore we my hermit 💜- I’ve got a outrageous dull hole where my Toby was. I’m watchful for him to tell me it’s ok.. he’s ok”