Mark Bell of Warp Records group LFO has died following complications arising from an operation.
Warp have confirmed the news on their website. "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," the label wrote in a statement, "Mark's family & friends request privacy at this difficult time."
LFO helped define the bleep 'n' bass techno movement that originated in the North of England in the 1990s. Some of their crossover tracks over the years include LFO and Freak.
Bell became the sole member of LFO from 1996. Outside of his music as LFO, Bell worked with Björk, producing her 1997 album 'Homogenic' and collaborating on later records. He also produced Depeche Mode's 'Exciter' LP in 2001.