The musician was diagnoses with cancer in 2011

By Maria Mercedes Lara
Updated October 11, 2015 05:30 PM
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Carey Lander, the keyboardist for Scottish indie band Camera Obscura has died of cancer.

The band announced the news in a Facebook post on Saturday.

“It is with the greatest sadness, that we must share the news that Carey passed away peacefully this morning after her illness with cancer,” they wrote in a statement. “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 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.”

Lander was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an aggressive form of bone cancer, in her leg in 2011. She continued to work with the band after her diagnosis, although she was forced to stop touring in August.

Lander joined the band, who first formed in 1996 in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2002, replacing original keyboardist Lindsay Boyd. The group announced back in August that they would cancel their original October 2015 tour dates in Mexico and California.

“We’re really sad to disappoint our fans but I’m sure everyone will understand that Carey’s health needs to come first at this time,” vocalist Tracyanne Campbell said in a post on the band’s official Facebook page. “We hope we can come back one day and play for you.”