Tag : obituary

The Hip Priest Is Dead: Mark E Smith passes at age 60

10 months ago / 0 comments

Mark E Smith defies explanation. It’s like trying to explain the word ‘nature’ or ‘time’ to someone that doesn’t have any conception of the English language. How are you meant to describe that impish, wise old man who is at once more different than anyone you’ve ever known, but at … Read More

Obituary for William Onyeabor

2 years ago / 0 comments

William Onyeabor, Nigerian disco pioneer, technicolour wizard and all-round genius has died aged 70. Despite self-releasing eight studio albums in a frenzied seven year burst of creativity into relative obscurity, his influence has lived on, and grown and grown, winning his music plaudits from the likes of Damon Albarn, David … Read More

“I intend to live forever”: Leonard Cohen dies age 82

2 years ago / 0 comments

“I said I was ready to die recently. And I think I was exaggerating. I’ve always been into self-dramatisation. I intend to live forever.” Today, the world awoke to heartbreak. This is a sentiment that has resurfaced throughout a rather dismal 2016, which has seen musical legends dropping like flies, … Read More

Farewell to the Five Foot Assassin – Phife Dawg Obituary

3 years ago / 1 comments

‘Yo! Microphone check, one two what is this? The five-foot assassin with the roughneck business.’ The immortal opening line of A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Buggin’ Out’ from their seminal 1991 record The Low End Theory hits as hard now as it ever did, cementing the MC Phife Dawg as one … Read More

Obituary: Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird

3 years ago / 0 comments

Lee, or Nelle as she was known to those close to her, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, a defining novel of 20th century American literature, has died at the age of 89. Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the story of lawyer Atticus Finch’s battle to save the life of … Read More

Sir Terry Pratchett, renowned author, dies aged 66

4 years ago / 0 comments

‘No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world fade away’ Yesterday, Sir Terry Pratchett passed away naturally, surrounded by his family and cat, at the tragically early age of sixty six. Known and loved by readers all other the world for his phenomenally successful Discworld series … Read More

Richard Mayne: A Life

4 years ago / 0 comments

Richard Mayne died in July 2014 at the age of 20. He was amongst the victims of the MH17 incident over Eastern Ukraine. Mr Mayne grew up in Leicestershire and had previously attended Market Bosworth High School, later attending Dixie Grammar School, also in Market Bosworth. Richard was deputy head … Read More

Arts | Robin Williams: A Look Back

4 years ago / 0 comments

American actor Robin Williams has died aged 63 at his home in California. His death is been treated by police as an apparent suicide.