Ari Up: lead singer of the Slits

The punk trailblazer has died aged 48 following a serious illness. We pay tribute to her in pictures
Ari Up of The Slits: The Slits, Tessa Pollitt, Palmolive, Ari Up and Viv Albertine, in 1977
The Slits (from left: Tessa Pollitt, Palmolive, Ari Up and Kate Korus) in 1977 Photograph: Ian Dickson/Redferns/Getty Images
Ari Up of The Slits: Ari Up performing with The Slits in concert
Ari Up performing with the Slits, who were known for their confrontational live shows Photograph: Ian Dickson/Rex Features
Ari Up of The Slits: Punk group The Slits performing at the Manchester Apollo
The Slits at the Manchester Apollo in November 1978. From left: bassist Tessa Pollitt, singer Ari Up and guitarist Viv Albertine Photograph: Kevin Cummins/Getty Images
Ari Up of The Slits: Ari Up of The Slits at Alexandra Palace, London 1980
Ari Up at Alexandra Palace, London 1980 Photograph: David Corio/Redferns/Getty Images
Ari Up of The Slits: The Slits -  Palmolive, Viv Albertine, Tessa Pollitt and Ari Up, 1988
Ari Up's dreadlocked hair challenged conservative views on how female performers should look Photograph: Ray Stevenson /Rex Features
Ari Up of The Slits: Ari Up (lead singer of the British punk rock band The Slits)
The Slits re-formed in 2005. Here's Ari Up playing Central Park, New York in July 2009 Photograph: David Atlas/Retna Performance/Corbis
Ari Up of The Slits: Ari Up in 2009
Ari Up in 2009 Photograph: Christopher Greco
Ari Up of The Slits: The Slits in 2009d
The Slits in 2009 Photograph: Christopher Greco
Ari Up of The Slits: Ari Up of The Slits performs on stage
Ari Up in May 2010 at the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona Photograph: Jordi Vidal/Redferns/Getty Images

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