January 14, 2011 13:31

Broadcast's Trish Keenan dies after contracting pneumonia

Singer contracted illness following Australia tour

Broadcast's Trish Keenan dies after contracting pneumonia

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Broadcast singer Trish Keenan died of pneumonia today (January 14).

The singer passed away this morning, according to the band's record label Warp.

A statement on Warp.net read: "It is with great sadness we announce that Trish Keenan from Broadcast passed away at 9am (GMT) this morning in hospital. She died from complications with pneumonia after battling the illness for two weeks in intensive care."

The statement continued: "This is an untimely tragic loss and we will miss Trish dearly - a unique voice, an extraordinary talent and a beautiful human being. Rest in peace."

Yesterday the band's record label and management confirmed that Keenan was ill with the disease, while a Facebook post from Crystal Summers, a user claiming to be Keenan's sister, said she had contracted the H1N1 strain of flu following the band's December tour in Australia.

Broadcast released three albums, as well as numerous EPs since forming in 1995. Their most recent album, 'Broadcast And The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults Of The Radio Age', was a collaboration with The Focus Group. It was released in October 2009.

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