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Acclaimed Minneapolis violinist and singer Leah Ottman dies at 33

She also performed as LOTT, the name of her solo project.
Leah Ottman, aka LOTT

The Minneapolis music community is mourning the loss of a multitalented singer-songwriter and performer. 

Leah Ottman, an innovative violinist who also performed as LOTT, died this week of unspecified causes.

A social media message from her family, shared by singer Dessa on Twitter, says Ottman had just celebrated her 33rd birthday. 

The musician made City Pages' "Best Of" list two years running, being named best acoustic performer in 2015 and best vocalist in 2016.

As The Current notes, Ottman played with such bands and artists as We Are The Willows, Rogue Valley, Andrew Broder, batteryboy, Jeremy Messersmith and Father John Misty.

She embarked on a solo career in 2014 with the single “Parking On The Grass,” the station says. You can listen to it below.

Her funeral will be held at noon on Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Church of St. Paul in Ham Lake. The services will be livestreamed via the church's Facebook page.

Social media tributes are pouring in from Ottman's fellow musicians and fans:

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