Martin Duffy, best known for his work with indie legends The Charlatans and Primal Scream has died aged 55.

The talented musician played a key role with both bands, featuring on Primal Scream's first two albums before joining The Charlatans in 1996 following the death of original keyboard player Rob Collins.

Confirming Duffy's passing in a social media post on Tuesday, The Charlatans lead singer Tim Burgess praised his 'beautiful soul' and credited the musician for his part in the band's success.