The keyboardist was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in her leg in 2011, and in August (15), her group Camera Obscura decided to cancel a series of shows and embark on a hiatus so Lander could undergo treatment.

However, she was unable to beat the illness and died on Sunday (11Oct15).

Her bandmates have since paid tribute to Lander on her page, where she had helped to raise more than $80,000 (£50,000) for medical research into the rare disease.

Camera Obscura's statement reads: "We have lost our friend and band mate, and our deepest sympathy goes out to her partner Kenny, and to all her family and friends.

"She was touched by the way you all got behind her campaign for Sarcoma UK and you can still donate here... We shall be continuing to help promote the campaign on her behalf. She was left in no doubt how much you all loved and appreciated her, and we'd like to thank you all for the support and kind words you have been sending to us and her.

"The band, our music, and all of you who have enjoyed it over the years, meant so much to her. Thank you all..."

British rockers The Cribs have also remembered Lander in a post on, writing, "So sorry to hear the news of Carey Lander's passing. Was a real pleasure to meet and host @Camera_Obscura_ at our studio all those years ago".