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Happy Mondays Star Paul Ryder Dies Aged 58

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Paul Ryder performing with the Happy Mondays in 2017

Paul Ryder, bass player and founding member of the Happy Mondays, has died aged 58.

A statement from the band said the Salford-raised musician died on Friday morning.

Alongside his frontman brother Shaun, Paul founded the Happy Mondays in 1980 and was credited with giving the band their signature rolling groove, present on hits such as Step On and Kinky Afro.

The group said in a statement posted on Friday afternoon: “The Ryder family and Happy Mondays band members are........

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