After 25 years in the alt-rock band Pixies, bassist Kim Deal has finally called it quits. The band released a statement on their Facebook page, saying:
"We are sad to say that Kim Deal has decided to leave the Pixies. We are very proud to have worked with her on and off over the last 25 years. Despite her decision to move on, we will always consider her a member of the Pixies, and her place will always be here for her. We wish her all the best.
Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering"
Kim Deal joined the band in 1986 by being the only person to respond to Francis' classified ad in Boston, despite never having played bass. Pixies would go on to release four albums and become one of the biggest alt-rock groups in America.
There was no reason given for Deal's decision to leave the band, but lately she has been focusing more on her other band, The Breeders. Pixies have not released an album since 1991. They broke up in 1993, but reunited in 2004 for several tours and a few live albums.
We'll miss you Kim.