Entertainment Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds bandmates and fans of Anita Lane mourn her death
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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds bandmates and fans of Anita Lane mourn her death

Lane was in a relationship with Nick Cave in the early stages of their music careers. Photo: ABC/Twitter
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Music heavyweights have shared tributes to Australian singer-songwriter Anita Lane, a former member of the group Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

The Melbourne artist also worked with the band The Birthday Party and released two of her own solo albums, Dirty Pearl in the mid-1990s and Sex O’Clock in 2001.

Rolling Stone confirmed Lane’s death, but the cause has not yet been made public.

Former bandmates Nick Cave and Mick Harvey both took to social media to pay tribute to Lane, as did Cave’s wife, Susie.

Harvey shared a picture of Lane from 1995 with more than 40 hearts, captioning it “one for every year I’ve loved you”.

Another former Bad Seeds member, Kid Congo Powers, said Lane “will be so missed”.

“Goodbye lovely Anita, my most magical friend,” Powers said on social media.

“Love to all who loved her.”

Lane was in a relationship with Nick Cave in the early stages of their music careers, and collaborated with him to co-write songs like From Her to Eternity and Stranger Than Kindness.

She reportedly stepped away from the music scene and from public life after the release of her second album.

-ABC

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