RIP Leesa Beales (1969 – 2010)

Our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Leesa Beales (AKA mmmender), who succumbed to cancer on 20 March at her home in Toronto following a brave and characteristically optimistic fight. Leesa was the tireless webmistress of CocteauTwins.org and the Cocteau Twins Forum, as well as lead organizer of the annual CocteauFest. Among her many other contributions, she was the author of the lyrics for the song “Muscle and Want,” which appeared on Simon’s solo LP, Blame Someone Else, as well as the director of the videos made for that album.

A true blue fan and loving friend to countless people, she will be dearly missed.