This really sucks. This band is amongst my favorites...
NEWS - Stereolab Singer Dies In Bike Accident
(12/11/02, 6 p.m. ET) -- Stereolab vocalist Mary Hansen died Monday (December 9) in London when she was hit by a car while riding her bicycle. She was 36.
An official statement said: "The suddenness of her death has shocked the band. Mary was a special person. Our thoughts are with her family and friends who will miss her greatly."
Stereolab formed in 1990 and Australian native Hansen joined the London-based band in 1992. The group has recorded eight studio albums the most recent of which was 2001's Sound-Dust.
Hansen was born January 11, 1966 in Maryborough, Brisbane. The band says her funeral will take place next week in her hometown.
London police are investigating the accident.
-- Darryl Morden, Los Angeles
Letitia Sadie and Mary Hansen together formed one of the most beautiful vocal duos in pop. To hear them singing together in Letitia's native French was to hear the voices of angels. The world lost something very special today.