Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson of Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, Coil: 1955-2010




Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, musician, designer, and member of the pioneering "industrial music" band Throbbing Gristle, of Coil, and related projects, has died.

A message on the TG website reads:

"We are saddened to announce the death of Peter Christopherson.

Sleazy passed away peacefully in his sleep on the
24th November 2010 at his home in Bangkok."

Our respect and condolences to his friends and creative partners.

(Photo courtesy Chris Carter; more portraits of Sleazy by Chris on Flickr)

Link to a BBC 6Music Tribute broadcast today for the passing of Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson.

Guardian obituary.

This summer, after Throbbing Gristle concerts were cancelled amid rumours of an illness, Christopherson insisted: "We are all only temporary curators of our present bodies, which will all decay, sooner or later. In a hundred years or so all the humans currently alive will have died. I take great comfort in knowing, with certainty, that thing that makes us special, able to enrich our own lives and those of others, will not cease when our bodies do but will be just starting a new (and hopefully even better) adventure … "


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