It's Sunday afternoon and the heartbreaking news of Mimi Parker's death has just been announced by her partner in Low and in life, Alan Sparhawk. Mimi was only in her mid-50s and had been living with ovarian cancer for two years. I was very fortunate to see Low live in 2013, a wonderful concert that remains fresh in my memory all these years later. I wrote a little about the spellbinding nature of that evening here.
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It was widely broadcasted that she had cancer and was seriously ill but it doesn't make it any easier. At such a relatively young age too.
She was a true talent. my thooughts are with Alan, her family and all he band members
I just saw this terribly sad news in the Guardian and came straight here as I remembered how moved I was by this song when you posted it previously. It could not sound more moving than it does today. RIP Mimi.
I'm devastated by the news. I was a relative latecomer to Low (with 1999's Christmas mini-album) but I've followed them ever since. I'd already posted about Mimi before visiting here but I was also drawn back to that performance of Just Make It Stop on Jools Holland's show. Mimi's skill as a singer and drummer is hard to describe, lending Low's music an emotional weight, even more so when harmonising with Alan.
Unfortunately, I never got to see Low live in concert. They were due to play in Bath next week but the tour was cancelled in August. I regret that I didn't get to see them previously.
I think it's more difficult news to bear as Mimi was around the same age as Mrs. K and I. Alan's words were beautiful. Love is indeed the most important thing.
Sad news indeed. Perfect song choice.
Really sad, a lovely tribute though Swede. I never saw them live, a big regret.
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