Electronica pioneer also worked with Depeche Mode
Andy Morris

16:17 13th October 2014

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Mark Bell, the Yorkshire-born producer who collaborated with Bjork on Homogenic and was a part of Warp Records' LFO, has died. 

Warp Records said in a statement: "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. Marks family & friends request privacy at this difficult time." 

Bell collaborated on a huge range of artists including Bjork and Depeche Mode, who he worked on with on 2001's Exciter album.

Bell collaborated on Bjork's tours in 1998 and 2007-2008 for Volta and also appeared in her video for Declare Independence.

In what appears to be a tragic coincidence, Bjork posted Bell's remix of 'Possibly Maybe' on her Facebook earlier today.

Members of the electronica community are already paying tribute to Bell on Twitter with tributes from Mint Royale, Zomby and Sister Bliss. The Faithless DJ tweeted "Very sad & shocked to hear a total legend and one of my heroes has passed away. RIP Mark Bell #LFO".

The New Yorker's Sasha Frere-Jones also paid tribute, tweeting "One of the first on Warp? Produced most of the Björk albums you love? Mark Bell. Major loss. There was so much more to hear."

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