Jake Marlowe, a 26-year-old dual British-Israeli citizen, was murdered by Hamas terrorists at the Supernova festival on October 7.
A musician from London, Marlowe moved to Israel two years ago. His friends described him as a kind, easy-going young man, who was “a massive fan of Israel.” He was working as part of the security detail at the music festival near Kibbutz Re’im when Hamas terrorists stormed the party, killing at least 260 people.
Marlowe was buried in north London and is survived by his parents, Lisa and Michael Marlowe. His mother wrote on Facebook that day that she and her family were “heartbroken” after hearing the “crushing news.”
Before ultimately perishing at the hands of Hamas, Marlowe tried to help partygoers to safety as the brutal massacre unfolded. His lifelong friend Daniel Aboudy told The Jewish Chronicle about a WhatsApp voicenote he had received from Marlowe early on Saturday, October 7, detailing his heroism.
“It was saying ‘Things are going on around Gaza, they’re coming in from there, we’re trying to evacuate everyone, I’m on an ATV [a quad bike] and we are telling everyone to get out.’”
“He would give the shirt off his back to help others,” Aboudy said of his friend.
A successful musician, Marlowe formerly played bass and toured with the UK hardcore band Desolated. Before he was confirmed dead on October 12, the band had posted on Facebook: “Yo, If anyone on here is from Israel and knows the whereabouts of Jake Marlowe please drop a line. He went missing after the attacks on the nature party festival which he was working security for.”
Desolated fans were devastated to hear the news, posting hundreds of comments of sadness and support. “RIP man, you were one of a kind,” one fan wrote. “So upset to hear this. Knew him prior to the Deso days and he was always so funny and a genuinely good dude,” added another.
A staunch Zionist, Marlowe moved to Israel to connect with his Jewish roots a few years after finishing his studies at London’s JFS school. “He was a massive fan of Israel, he was thriving there and living his best life,” Aboudy told The Jewish Chronicle.