Jasbir Singh Hayer, also known as Jaz Hayer of production duo Kray Twinz, has sadly passed away from coronavirus.
The tragic news was shared in a statement by Hayer’s family yesterday who said he “passed away peacefully” on Tuesday (October 19) after being in hospital for four weeks with Covid-19.
“Your talent was just something else; your brain was wired like no other,” the family’s statement reads. “You broke boundaries with your vision and are leaving a legacy that will be remembered as such. You gave 100% to anything you put your mind to and would never give up. You are and always will be an inspiration to us and many others.”
The family added: “You have inspired millions around the globe and there is so much of you to celebrate. We ask Jaz’s friends, colleagues and fans to celebrate his warm heart, generous spirit and humour which will be deeply missed.”
Alongside his brother Jat, Jaz popularised South Asian music in the UK in the noughties, working with the likes of JAY-Z, DMX, Mark Morrison, Sting and more.
The Coventry-duo are most known for their 2005 hit, “What We Do” alongside Lethal Bizzle, Twista and Gappy Ranks.
Many have taken to social media to pay tribute to Jaz.
“R.I.P Jaz from the @kraytwinz,” Lethal Bizzle wrote on Twitter. “Thank you for this opportunity”.
Twista wrote: “#RIPjaz @jaz_kraytwinz my love and condolences to the family, you will be greatly missed.
“12yrs ago we made magic together along with his brother Jat @kraytwinz song is called #whatwedo go check it out.”
Rest in peace Jaz.