According to several reports from the US, Ari Up, front-woman of seminal punk band The Slits has died at the age of 48.
Sex Pistol John Lydon was Ari’s stepfather (having married her mother Nora), a statement on his site reads:
“John and Nora have asked us to let everyone know that Nora’s daughter Arianna (aka Ari-Up) died today (Wednesday, October 20th) after a serious illness,” he wrote. “She will be sadly missed. Everyone at JohnLydon.com and PiLofficial.Com would like to pass on their heartfelt condolences to John, Nora and family. Rest in Peace.”