Primal Scream have paid tribute to their late former singer Denise Johnson following her sudden death at her home in Manchester.

A tribute on Primal Scream's Twitter account read: "We were sad to hear about the passing of Denise Johnson. Our condolences to her family and friends. Denise's vital contributions to our Screamadelica & Give Out But Don't Give Up albums and tours are a testament to her talent. Precious Memories."

Johnson's sudden death was announced on Monday. A statement issued by her family said she 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," the statement continued.

In addition to her work with Primal Scream, Johnson's vocals graced songs by Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Electronic, Ian Brown, Mike Scott, A Certain Ratio and many more.

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.