Saturday, April 24, 2010

Danceobit: Ann Vervoort

Ann Vervoort, the graphic designer and dancer who spent two years as theoretical vocalist for Belgian dance collective Milk Inc has been found dead at her home in Houthalen-Helchteren.

Vervoort was more of a front person for Milk Inc - her vocals on record are widely accepted to have been recorded by Karine Boelaerts; Vervoort was a presence for live appearances. In 2000, she quit the band when she moved to Ibiza and founded Beni Musa Records with her then-boyfriend Pat Krimson.

She returned to Belgium in the middle of the last decade. Reports say Ann had developed a dependency on painkillers after an accident at work and the Belgian press have claimed that alcohol and drugs were involved in her death. Ann Vervoort was 33.

Here's Ann performing with the band at VRT Summer in 1999: