Published Apr 18, 2020British Columbia-based singer Sibel Thrasher has died at 67. The singer, who lived in Richmond at the time of her death, passed away on April 9.
Thrasher was best known in recent years for her contributions to Destroyer's acclaimed 2011 album Kaputt.
Destroyer bandleader Dan Bejar shared his condolences in an Instagram post yesterday (April 17):
Saddened to hear of Sibel's passing. Her voice transformed Kaputt, her presence lit the stage. Working with her was a honour and she will be dearly missed.
Rest In Peace
Thrasher was born in Cincinatti and later worked with jazz icon Roy Ayers and L.A. doo-wop group the Platters. While performing with the Platters in 1981, Thrasher visited British Columbia and had lived there ever since.
"I just fell in love with BC," she said in a 2011 interview with the Richmond News.
Thrasher was inducted into the B.C. Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2004.