Mark Bell of LFO and Bjork has passed away at age 43
As confirmed by Warp, Mark Bell died last week from complications that arose after an operation. Mark was one half of LFO, a Warp Records duo that helped pioneer and popularize techno and acid house. LFO enjoyed chart success with many album and singles, most notably the 1990 single that shared the group’s name.
In addition to releasing iconic albums and singles as well as remixes with LFO – which he took over as a solo project after Gez Varley left the group in 1996 – Bell worked with artists like Björk and Depeche Mode. He began working with the former on her 1997 album Homogenic, and they continued to collaborate until his untimely passing.
Our thoughts, prayers, and love go out to Mark Bell’s family, friends, and loved ones.