Posted in music on January 4, 2010

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The singer Lhasa de Sela passed away in her Montreal home on the night of January 1st 2010, just before midnight.

She succumbed to breast cancer after a twenty-one month long struggle, which she faced with courage and determination.

Throughout this difficult period, she continued to touch the lives of those around her with her characteristic grace, beauty and humor. The strength of her will carried her once again into the recording studio, where she completed her latest album, followed by successful record launches in Montreal at the Théatre Corona and in Paris at the Théatre des Bouffes du Nord. Two concerts in Iceland in May were to be her last.

She was forced to cancel a long international tour scheduled for autumn 2009. A projected album of the songs of Victor Jara and Violeta Parra would also remain unrealized.

Lhasa de Sela was born on September 27, 1972, in Big Indian, New York.

Way too too young. RIP Lhasa. Videos below...

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Comments (21)

Great artist, very much underated...

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2010 7:40 PM

oh man! 2010 was supposed to be the end of these for awhile...

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2010 8:09 PM

She'll be greater in death than in life. So sad.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2010 8:35 PM

i saw her at the jazz cafe in london where she played songs in english, spanish, french and even a chechen folk song - an unbelievable talent, she will be missed

Posted by giselle | January 4, 2010 9:02 PM

I'd would've hit it

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2010 9:53 PM

probably died as a result of socialist health care death panel, the future of Obamacare
no this is really sad

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2010 10:17 PM

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Posted by Supra TK Society | January 4, 2010 10:26 PM

don't know her, don't care for her, but rest in peace.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2010 2:24 AM

I like dumb republicans! You are so right! Let's ask Sarah Palin her opinion!

"probably died as a result of socialist health care death panel, the future of Obamacare
no this is really sad"

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2010 7:58 AM

"In November 2004, Canadians voted Tommy Douglas, Canada's "father of Medicare," the Greatest Canadian of all time"

"A 2009 Harris/Decima poll found 82% of Canadians preferred their healthcare system to the one in the United States"

I hate republicans. Dumbest maggots on the face of the earth. They are fear-mongering dopes.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2010 8:11 AM

Um, she lived in Canada but OK.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2010 8:38 AM

Wow, sad. One of the best voices around and incredible music. Shame. RIP

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2010 10:36 AM

so, so sad. :(

I've been listening to Lhasa's music pretty exclusively for the past couple of months. Her gorgeous, haunting voice and serene music has been just what I've needed lately. I had no idea she was ill.

Gone way too young. :(

Lhasa, you will be greatly missed.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2010 7:33 PM

I am Heart Broken....How sad she was an amazing singer and artist. The world will miss her.

Posted by Jesus Suarez | March 17, 2010 11:26 PM

I just learned of her passing. It is devastating. She was so beautiful.

Posted by Janet Good | March 20, 2010 7:53 PM

I'm just learning of her death, too... stunning. "La Llorona" is an absolute classic. She left a great mark on this planet...

Posted by Jason | March 24, 2010 11:49 PM

I'm sorry :(
we love u sooo much & miss u!!!!!

Posted by Maxwell | December 20, 2010 8:28 AM

I'm crying!!!

Posted by Maxwell | December 20, 2010 8:29 AM

Oh, and what about those question marks on Sunday's text in the concert poster below? No, that isn't saving a spot for a Smiths reunion or U2 debut on the Coachella stage, it's the way that Yorke presents himself as a solo star, the marquee at his Orpheum concert had the same punctuational flourish.

Posted by منتديات | January 12, 2011 3:27 PM

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