A statement, from Warp Records:
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.
A report from NME yesterday:
”[Manager] Martin [Pike] says that he can confirm that Trish is in hospital and very ill with pneumonia currently,” they said. “At this time, please respect the privacy of the band and the family and when there is any more news he will be sure to update fans…”
If you didn’t know much about Trish Keenan, it was easy to mistake her for an emotionally detached artist. Her ethereal voice seemed to float effortlessly above a psychedelic haze, never appearing to convey a specific feeling. But anyone who dug deeper into Broadcast’s discography and interviews over the years knows that Keenan was anything but remote…