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Camera Obscura

Tributes paid after indie singer dies of bone cancer

Carey Lander had recently launched a fundraising campaign.

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TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN paid to Carey Lander, the keyboardist and singer of indie band Camera Obscura who died yesterday aged just 33.

Lander had been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer.

In a post on the band Facebook page, the members of the Glasgow band said that Lander had passed peacefully.

We have lost our friend and band mate, and our deepest sympathy goes out to her partner Kenny, and to all her family and friends.

Lander began a fundraising campaign in August, saying that while it was “probably too late to help me, it would be great if we could find something in the future that means children don’t have to undergo such awful treatment and have a better chance of survival.”

The campaign has raised over £60,000.

Fellow musicians and media personalities paid tribute to Lander.

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Lander had been diagnosed in 2011, but was able to finish recording the band’s most recent album and play some shows, which she described as “amazing”.

The band thanked people for their support of the fundraising campaign.

“We shall be continuing to help promote the campaign on her behalf.

She was left in no doubt how much you all loved and appreciated her, and we’d like to thank you all for the support and kind words you have been sending to us and her. The band, our music, and all of you who have enjoyed it over the years, meant so much to her.Thank you all, Tracyanne, Gavin, Kenny and Lee x

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