Mark Bell Dies; LFO Band Member and Music Pioneer Was 43

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Mark Bell has passed away.

The electronic music pioneer, who rose to fame with the group LFO, was 43 years old.

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Warp Records, LFO’s record label, confirmed Bell's passing via a statement on their website, informing fans of the sad news via the following message:

"It's with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Mark Bell of LFO who died last week from complications after an operation. Mark's family & friends request privacy at this difficult time."

Along with being a member of LFO, Bell was well-known for his collaborations with a wide array of artists, including Björk and Depeche Mode.

He also produced a number of big hit tracks for the Icelandic singer's albums.  

"Mark was an amazing producer. He was an extremely pleasant guy to be around on the few occasions I had the pleasure of meeting him. Top bloke,” Detroit techno producer Claude Young told Beatportal, adding:

"His early work along with Gez Varley as LFO inspired all of us in Detroit back in the day. We never heard anything like it, the music was impressive and futuristic. It pushed all of us to try harder and to go further with sound. And his later solo work are blueprints for modern day techno. I feel like we lost another brother today."

LFO is most famous for its 1990 single of the same name, which became a top 20 hit on the U.K. music charts.

We send our thoughts and prayers to the loved ones of Mark Bell.

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