by / January 14th, 2011 /

R.I.P. Trish Keenan of Broadcast

Update: Warp Records have posted a statement which says Trish passed away this morning at 9am.

Pitchfork are reporting via a Warp Records spokesperson that Broadcast singer Trish Keenan is seriously ill in hospital with pneumonia. A statement from the label to Pitchfork says:

[Manager] Martin [Pike] says that he can confirm that Trish is in hospital and very ill with pneumonia currently. At this time, please respect the privacy of the band and the family and when there is any more news he will be sure to update fans.

A comment on Broadcast’s Facebook page purported to be Keenan’s sister according to Pitchfork says:

I’m sorry everyone but I have some bad news. Trish Keenan is fighting for her life in hospital. I will keep everyone informed.” Summers went on to say that Keenan has been on life support since Christmas, having contracted H1N1 flu after a trip to Australia. She added, “She won’t be singing for some time as she has to have a tube that the doctors put in her throat. She will have to have surgery and she won’t be able to get any infections in the wound.