Denise Johnson Wiki – Biography
Vocalist Denise Johnson, who shot to fame on Primal Scream’s 1991 album Screamadelica, has died suddenly.
Denise, who was born and raised in Hulme, Manchester, began her career with American soul band Maze during a tour across English in the late 1980s.
She went on to perform with Primal Scream from 1990-1995 during which time she featured on two of the band’s most famous songs – Higher Than The Sun and Don’t Fight It, Feel It.
The talented performer also loaned her vocals to tracks with a string of other artists such as The Pet Shop Boys, Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr’s group Electronic.
Denise Johnson Age
Denise Johnson has died at the age of 56 years.
Cause of Death
Vocalist Denise Johnson, who shot to fame on Primal Scream’s 1991 album Screamadelica, has died suddenly aged 56.
The sad news was confirmed by a friend on Twitter on Monday but her cause of death has not yet been disclosed.
A statement issued on behalf of Denise’s family said: ‘The singer Denise Johnson has died suddenly at home in Manchester.
‘Denise had been ill in the week prior to her death but told friends she was “much better” on Friday. The cause of death is not yet known, although she was discovered, holding her inhaler, on Monday morning…’
Tributes have since been pouring in from many in the music industry including her fellow Primal Scream band member Simone Marie Butler who tweeted: ‘Very sad news love and prayers to Denise’s family and loved ones. Rest in Power Denise Johnson x.’
Joy Division’s Stephen Morris who wrote: ‘Shocked and devastated to hear of the passing of Denise Johnson. An absolutely beautiful lady. Rest In Peace Denise x.’
And Indie band The Doves added: ‘We are all devastated to hear the news that our old friend and all-round beautiful person Johnson has passed away. What a loss for the many people who loved her.’
It comes just days after Denise announced on social media that her debut acoustic album, titled Where Does It Go, would be released on September 25.