Broadcast's Trish Keenan dies after getting swine flu

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The singer in Birmingham electro-pop group Broadcast has died of pneumonia.

Trish Keenan died in hospital at 0900 GMT following pneumonia-related health complications, her record label said.

The band had been touring in Australia and Singapore before Christmas when Ms Keenan contracted the swine flu virus.

A statement from Warp Records said: "This is an untimely, tragic loss and we will miss Trish dearly - a unique voice, an extraordinary talent and a beautiful human being. Rest in peace."

The band's latest album, Broadcast & The Focus Group Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age, was released in 2009.

Broadcast was formed by Ms Keenan and bassist James Cargill in south Birmingham in 1995.

The AP news agency said the singer was 42 when she died.

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