Monday, July 28th brought the tragic news of British vocalist Denise Johnson‘s untimely death. In an effort to help her family cover the costs associated with her funeral service, U.K. DJ and producer Elliot Eastwick has launched a crowdfunding campaign.
“Along with and with the blessing from Denise’s family I’ve set this fundraiser up to pay for her funeral,” Eastwick wrote in the description. “We all miss her and loved her dearly. Please help if you can.”
Johnson’s death has been mourned especially by the dance music community. She was enlisted to sing on two songs from rock band Primal Scream‘s 1991 album, Screamadelica, which achieved crossover success among acid house fans on account of Andrew Weatherall‘s contributions.
Johnson went on to collaborate with the likes of The Pet Shop Boys and New Order. In 2018 she released an acoustic rendition of the latter’s 1987 single, “True Faith,” which was to appear on her self-titled debut album, Where Does It Go, slated for release on September 25th, 2020.
At the time of writing, the fundraiser for Denise Johnson’s funeral has amassed nearly £19,000 of its £20,000 target. Donate via GoFundMe.