Low’s fans continue to mourn Mimi Parker, who died Saturday after battling ovarian cancer. A day after his death, Robert Plant paid tribute to Parker by performing a cover of one of the duo’s songs.
“We were drawn to the music of the great duo Low from Duluth, Minnesota, and sadly tonight we know that we have sadly lost one of those two people,” Plant said during a show in Glasgow. “So we give our songs tonight to Mimi and Alan [Sparhawk].”
Plant – who performed with her band Saving Grace – sang “Money” with bandmate Suzi Dian. (He has already covered the song on his 2010 solo album band of joy.)
Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy also honored the late singer by sharing a cover of “I Hear… Goodnight” – which Low originally sang with Dirty Three in 2001 – as an audio recording on his Relaxed Spaceship Sub-stack newsletter.
“Heartbreaking,” one fan commented. “It’s like an unbearable loss that Alan and Mimi can’t sing together anymore,” another added.
I hear the moon turn to blood”, sings Tweedy supported by the sound of a soft and melancholy guitar. “And it says oh, oh, good night.”
Other artists shared their tributes and condolences with posts on social media, including producer Steve Albini, who tweeted: “I heard the news in the most despicable circumstances, surrounded by degenerates, stuck up and cursing , in a conference room in Deerfield. I was momentarily overwhelmed, the sound of her voice echoing in my memory, beautiful and heartbreaking. Good luck Mimi Parker. Required.
Mogwai and Minor Victories guitarist Stuart Braithwaite shared his condolences on Twitter, writing: “Absolutely heartbroken by the news of Mimi. Sending all my love to Alan and his family.
“So sorry to hear this news. Love and condolences to everyone who knew and loved Mimi,” Tracey Thorn added.
Parker’s husband, Low singer Alan Sparhawk, confirmed the news of her death on Twitter. “My friends, it’s hard to put the universe into language and a short message, but…She passed away last night, surrounded by her family and love, including yours. Keep his name close and sacred. Share this moment with someone who needs you. Love is indeed the most important thing.
In recent months, Low has had to cancel numerous tour dates while Parker undergoes treatment for ovarian cancer. “There have been some tough days, but your love has supported us and will continue to see us through this,” Sparhawk wrote in an Instagram message to fans on Oct. 7. Parker said she was diagnosed with cancer in December 2020.