Jamiroquai has paid an emotional tribute to bassist Derrick McIntyre who died in a Bushey car crash.

The 66-year-old, from Watford, was pronounced dead at the scene after a five-car crash on the A41 North Western Avenue at around 7.30am on Friday, February 2. 

The bassist recorded hit tracks with Emeli Sandé, Will Young and many other stars of the music industry.

Posting on X, formerly Twitter, Jamiroquai wrote: "It is with great sorrow that I hear the sad news of Derrick McIntyre’s passing. He was a joy to work with and a superbly talented musician.

"My thoughts are with his family, friends and fellow musicians who worked with him. Thinking of you at the great gig in the sky Derrick." J

The vehicles involved were Derrick’s bronze Vauxhall Astra, a silver Honda Jazz, silver Chevrolet Orlando, blue Ford Focus and white Mercedes GLC.

Following the collision, two people were also taken to hospital for further treatment.

In an emotional tribute after his death was confirmed last week, his family said: “Our dad, Derrick McIntyre, was a proud dad, husband, brother, son, uncle, grandfather and friend. He had a passion for music, playing the bass guitar for most of his life and blessing tracks with his groovy bassline for folks such as Jamiroquai, Roy Ayers, Beverley Knight and many more.

“Dad was a great man who influenced many that came into contact with him, inspiring and encouraging every chance he could.

“No amount of words can sum up just how special our dad was to us all - not only within our individual bonds, but as a whole. We will forever miss his love, humour and presence and will continue to spread his light. Until we meet again.”

Witnesses and those with dashcam footage can report it to police by calling non-emergency number 101, quoting Op Tuello.