I've just stumled upon a news blurb about Pam Bricker
, a jazz singer and a professor of music at George Washington University. She was a frequent collaborator and guest vocalist with Thievery Corporation
and contributed vocals on the first three Thievery Corporation albums. Her most notable appeareance is on the epic Lebanese Blonde
Apparently she has taken away her life on February 20, 2005 as a result of long-lasting depression. She was 51 at the time of her death. I am really saddened to hear this (albeit old) news.
RIP Pam - we'll miss you.
[Edit: added connection to Lebanese Blonde track]