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."
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. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/gTlFiqn0kS— Primal Scream (@ScreamOfficial) July 28, 2020
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.
Some sad news tonight, Manchester singer Denise Johnson has died.— BBC Radio Manchester (@BBCRadioManc) July 27, 2020
Brought up in Hulme, she was best known for her work with Primal Scream.
The full statement from her family is below: pic.twitter.com/NPIHu5fXI2
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.