Kirsty MacColl

 

 

Age: 41

 

Summary: British folk and pop singer-songwriter and daughter of noted British folk music singer Ewan MacColl who had success in 1981 with her first hit single There's A Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis (reached #14 on the UK pop charts) before she had toured and recorded as backing vocals with several English rock bands and artists such as The Smiths, The Pogues, Rolling Stones, Tracey Ullman, and Billy Bragg in the 1980's and 1990's, but who had released her final album Tropical Brainstorm in 2000 that was heavily influenced by Cuban music and became the best album of her career in recent years.

 

 

Cause of Death: Struck and killed by a speedboat while swimming

 

Born: October 10, 1959

 

Died: December 18, 2000

 

Location: Cozumel, Mexico