12th October 2015
Photo by Anna Isola Crolla
4AD are deeply saddened at the news of Carey Lander’s passing – a unique and brilliant individual who will be greatly missed.
After joining the band in 2002, Carey recorded onUnderachievers Please Try Harder, Let’s Get Out of This Country, My Maudlin Career, and 2013’s Desire Lines.
The band shared the following statement on their Facebook page:
“It is with the greatest sadness, that we must share the news that Carey passed away peacefully this morning after her illness with cancer. 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.
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”
Carey’s final months saw an incredible response to her fundraising for Sarcoma UK, and you can still donate here – https://www.justgiving.com/Carey-Lander
Our thoughts are with Carey’s family and friends.