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Stereolab's Mary Hansen killed in bicycle accident


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(CNN) -- Multi-instrumentalist Mary Hansen from the group Stereolab died Monday after she was hit by a car while riding a bicycle in London. Hansen, who was 36, joined Stereolab in 1992.

"It is with great regret and deep sadness that we announce the death of Mary Hansen, " the group's members said in an official statement. "The suddenness of her death has shocked the band. Mary was a special person. Our thoughts are with her family and friends who will miss her greatly."

The statement also said Hansen's funeral would be held next week in Brisbane, Australia, where she was born January 11, 1966.

Stereolab has recorded eight studio albums since the retro-pop group formed in 1990. The most recent album, "Sound-Dust" (Elektra) came out last year and debuted at No. 11 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart.

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