Published Jun 22, 2017Radiohead will mark the 20th anniversary of OK Computer with a massive reissue package dubbed OKNOTOK later this week, and a fan who got their hands on an early copy has revealed a touching dedication message addressed to Thom Yorke's late partner.
Twitter user @thmyork discovered the homage, and shared a photo of the record's back sleeve. It reads: "This re-issue is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Rachel Owen (1968-2016) who died after a long and brave battle with cancer. We hope you are OK. Thank you for listening."
OMFG THEY DEDICATED OKNOTOK 2 RACHEL :'(— ｆｕｃｋｉｎ ａｌｉｅｎｓ ａｇａｉｎ (@thmyork) June 19, 2017
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Owen passed away on December 18, 2016 at the age of 48. She and Yorke met at Exeter University and were together for 23 years before splitting in August 2015. They have two children together, 15-year-old Noah and 12-year-old Agnes.
The OKNOTOK reissue is officially out on June 23 via XL Recordings.