Former SPACE drummer ANDY PARLE has died suddenly at the age of 42 after collapsing in his native Liverpool, England on Saturday night (01Aug09).
The percussionist, who co-founded the 1990s rock band, fell while crossing a road in the city.
He was admitted to Royal Liverpool Hospital but was pronounced dead later that night.
Authorities describe his death as "unexplained" and are appealing for witnesses to come forward in a bid to shed light on the tragedy.
A police spokesperson says, "Officers investigating the death are keen to speak with anyone who may have been in the area around this time, and particularly any taxi drivers using this busy route to come forward. A post mortem will be held to establish the cause of death."
Parle played drums with the band from 1993 to 1998, recording some of their biggest hits including Female of the Species and Neighbourhood.
His former bandmate Dave 'Yorkie' Palmer has paid tribute to his late friend: "It's the saddest, most tragic end you could have. Space continued to have success after Andy left but the band changed and lost something which Andy had contributed. Even though we had another brilliant drummer there was something about Andy's style which was unique."