Chet "JR" White - Daily News


Chet "JR" White, the former bassist and producer of the indie pop band Girls, died Sunday at 40 years old.

"I hope you feel nothing but peace now my brother," White's Girls bandmate, Christopher Owens, wrote in a tweet last night. "I love you, and thank you for believing in me, and for what you brought to the table. Always and Forever, and I'll always be proud of you."

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Remembering Broadcast's Trish Keenan

The singer of the highly influential electronic band died in 2011 of swine flu.

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September 28, 2020 would have been Trish Keenan's 52nd birthday.

Keenan made a name for herself as the lead vocalist of the British electronic band Broadcast, who formed in 1995 and released three proper studio albums; The Noise Made by People, Haha Sound, and their masterpiece, Tender Buttons. But the band's career was cut unfairly short. During an Australian tour just before Christmas 2010, Keenan contracted the swine flu; just about a month later, on January 14, 2011, she passed away. She was 42.

"This is an untimely tragic loss and we will miss Trish dearly," read a statement by Broadcast's label, Warp. "A unique voice, an extraordinary talent and a beautiful human being." Musicians such as the Decemberists' Colin Meloy and Blur's Graham Coxon remembered the singer on social media.

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