The death has been announced of Denise Johnson, the singer best known for her work on Primal Scream's classic album Screamadelica.

The BBC reports that a statement issued by Johnson's family said she "died suddenly" after an illness.

The statement said that the singer had been "ill in the week prior to her death, but told friends she was 'much better' on Friday".

"The cause of death is not yet known, although she was discovered holding her inhaler on Monday morning," it continued.

Manchester-born Johnson was a member of Primal Scream from 1990 to 1995. She sang on 1991's Screamadelica with standout vocals on the tracks Higher Than the Sun and Don't Fight It, Feel It. She went on to sing on the band's 1994 album Give Out But Don't Give Up.

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Johnson also provided vocals for acts including the Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Electronic, Ian Brown, Mike Scott, A Certain Ratio and many more.

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She had been preparing to release her debut solo album, Where Does It Go, on September 25. The tracklist for the acoustic album includes original material alongside covers of New Order, The Smiths and 10CC.

Here are some of the many tributes to Denise Johnson on social media: