Sunday, October 11, 2015

Camera Obscura Keyboardist/Singer Carey Lander Dies

Carey Lander, keyboardist for Scottish indie-pop band Camera Obscura has died after a battle with cancer.

The singer, piano and organ player joined the band in 2002. She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (a rare type of bone cancer) in 2011 and had raised more than £50,000 to help fund research into the illness.

The band confirmed the news of her death on their Facebook page, saying:  

"It is with the greatest sadness, that we must share the news that Carey passed away peacefully this morning after her illness with cancer," wrote the band. "We have lost our friend and band mate, and our deepest sympathy goes out to her partner Kenny, and to all her family and friends.

"She was touched by the way you all got behind her campaign for Sarcoma UK and you can still donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/Carey-Lander

"We shall be continuing to help promote the campaign on her behalf.

"She was left in no doubt how much you all loved and appreciated her, and we'd like to thank you all for the support and kind words you have been sending to us and her. The band, our music, and all of you who have enjoyed it over the years, meant so much to her.

"Thank you all, Tracyanne, Gavin, Kenny and Lee x"

RIP Carey

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