Funeral for Dave Jennings to be held on Friday

Dave Jennings

Dave Jennings

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A man who collapsed and died in a Bradford street last week was the inspiration behind the naming of music duo Daft Punk.

Dave Jennings is believed to have suffered a heart attack outside his flat on Upper Piccadilly last Wednesday, at the age of 54.

His friend Neil Turner said Mr Jennings was a “lovely and friendly person”. He also said how, when Mr Jennings was working as a journalist for Melody Maker, he reviewed a song by the band Darlin’, which he described as a ‘daft, punky thrash’. Two of the former members of Darlin’, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, went on to form Daft Punk.

Mr Turner said his friend was a regular extra in ITV soap Emmerdale.

Mr Jennings’ funeral is at 3.20pm on Friday, at Nab Wood Crematorium, in Shipley.

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