Hulton Archive | 2Pac Facebook On Jan. 8, U.K. electronic outfit Broadcast…
- Posted on Jan 14th 2011 8:45AM by James Lawrenson
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Her manager Martin Pike told Spinner she died on Friday morning, Jan. 14, having been on life support since Christmas.
He said, "She had been in Australia, and had stayed on to see relatives and she had come back home and fell ill when she was back in England."
In an earlier statement, the band's label Warp Records had confirmed she was ill.
Rumours of Keenan's critical state first started on the band's Facebook page, where Crystal Summers, who has claimed to be Keenan's sister, had been posting updates.
Broadcast formed in 1995 and released four studio albums, as well as two compilations. The band was recently chosen by 'Simpsons' creator Matt Groening to play the 2010 All Tomorrow's Parties festival in Minehead, and were also cited as an influence by Paul Weller for some of his recent, more experimental work.
Warp's statement read, "It is with great sadness we announce that Trish Keenan from Broadcast passed away at 9AM this morning in hospital. She died from complications with pneumonia after battling the illness for two weeks in intensive care.
"Our thoughts go out to James, Martin, her friends and her family and we request that the public respect their wishes for privacy at this time.
"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."
Additional reporting by Stephen Dowling