The former Belle and Sebastian star made three albums with Lanegan, who died this week. Here, she recalls his ‘mystical air’, his sense of humour and his generosity
These dark days got darker. And tonight [22 February], when Jeff [Barrett, the founder of Heavenly Recordings] called, so thoughtfully, at first I did not believe him. I did not want to believe him. After a time, the tears came. Now leaden body with heart in boots, my world is for ever changed.
I hope your final journey after arduous battle was kind and graceful enough, Old Scratch. And I pray grieving loved ones left behind in time are soothed and heal. I will for ever cherish your memory in my heart.