The Cambodian Space Project frontwoman Kak Channthy has passed away after a car crash in Phnom Penh today. She was 38.
The Phnom Penh Post reported that a tuk-tuk that Channthy was riding in was struck by a vehicle. The band confirmed the tragic news on social media, where tributes have also begun pouring in.
The Cambodian Space Project was formed in 2009 by Channthy and her ex-husband Julien Poulson, and swiftly garnered global acclaim for its cheerful, pre-Khmer Rouge brand of psychedelic rock. The band performed in Singapore in 2016 for the Concerts On The Hill series, and in 2011 for UpToTheSky Festival. The band's last album was Spaced Out In Wonderland, released just last year.
R.I.P., Kak Channthy. Watch 'Demon Lover' by The Cambodian Space Project here: