Low’s Mimi Parker Dies Following Battle with Most cancers

Low drummer/vocalist Mimi Parker handed away on Saturday (November fifth) following a battle with ovarian most cancers.

In a statement posted to social media on Sunday, Parker’s husband and musical collaborator, Alan Sparhawk, introduced his spouse’s passing.

“Pals, it’s arduous to place the universe into language and into a brief message, however… She handed away final evening, surrounded by household and love, together with yours,” Sparhawk wrote. “Hold her title shut and sacred. Share this second with somebody who wants you. Love is certainly crucial factor.”

In January 2022, Parker revealed in an interview on the SHEROE podcast that she had been recognized with superior ovarian most cancers in December 2020. Between January 2021 and August 2021 — main proper as much as the band’s most up-to-date album HEY WHAT — she underwent intensive chemotherapy and surgical procedure. Over the summer time, Low canceled a tour scheduled in Europe after “current developments and adjustments in therapy” prevented Parker’s capacity to journey.

Sparhawk and Parker first met when Sparhawk moved to Minnesota at 9 years previous. Of their early 20s they married and moved to Duluth, the place they shaped Low. The duo emerged as pioneers of the slowcore style with their distinct type of music that paired haunted harmonies with lush however minimal preparations. Over the course of 27 years, they launched 13 studio albums, the ultimate seven of which had been distributed by Sub Pop.