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Bjork & Depeche Mode Producer Mark Bell Has Died

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Mark Bell of LFO performing in 2003.

The LFO mastermind passed away last week.

British rave pioneer and producer Mark Bell has passed away, according to his label, Warp Records.

"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," said Warp Records in a statement. "Mark's family & friends request privacy at this difficult time."

Bell worked with Bjork on numerous albums dating back to 1997's Homogenic, and produced Depeche Mode's 2001 Exciter album.

As part of British electronic act LFO, Bell was a pioneer of acid house music in the late '80s and early '90s.

Listen to LFO's knockout track "Freak" below:

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