Singer Denise Johnson, best known for the Primal Scream album Screamadelica, released in 1991, passed away at the age of 56. According to a statement from her family, she “died suddenly after illness,” reports the BBC .
According to her family, Johnson was “sick in the week leading up to her death,” but told friends she felt “much better” on Friday. The cause of death is not yet known. However, the singer held her inhaler at the time of her death.
Johnson from Manchester was best known for her work with the band Primal Scream. Her vocals can be heard in two of their most famous songs; Loaded and Don’t Fight It, Feel It . Johnson performed with the band between 1990 and 1995.
In addition, she provided background vocals for many artists, including New Order, Johnny Marr and The Charlatans, also from Manchester.
Johnson’s debut acoustic solo album Where Does It Go that the singer announced shortly before her death is scheduled for release on September 25.
Many Fans and celebrities have tweeted about the sad news of Denise death and share their feeling on condolences and love.
I can't believe it, I'm absolutely gutted 😭💔xxx— 𝕃𝕖𝕤𝕝𝕖𝕪 🏴 (@_LesleyJ) July 27, 2020
So upset chatted loads on social media and met her last year and she came over to say hello to me and the kids. Beautiful lady x pic.twitter.com/mKJgnuaP3N— Ray Lenton (@ray_lenton) July 27, 2020
Such sad news about our dear friend Denise Johnson. Playing alongside her was something else. It was a privilege to work with her. pic.twitter.com/QnY0Rsqx2Z— Johnny Marr (@Johnny_Marr) July 27, 2020