Bassist Kim Deal leaves the Pixies

Musician Kim Deal from the band The Breeders performs during day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival held at the Empire Polo Field on April 25, 2008, in Indio, Calif. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Kim Deal is no longer part of the Pixies.

The band announced Friday on its Facebook page that the 52-year-old bassist has decided to leave the Boston-based group.

The remaining members --  Black Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering -- said: "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."

The Pixies released their debut in 1988. Their rock hits include "Monkey Gone to Heaven," "Here Comes Your Man" and "Letter to Memphis." They disbanded in the early 1990s and reunited in 2004. Deal was also a part of the band The Breeders, which she formed and worked as lead singer and guitarist.

The Pixies' last tour was in 2011. The band's last single was 2004's "Bam Thwok."

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