Ian Curtis | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 29, 2015 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:00 AM, May 07, 2015

Ian Curtis

English musician and singer-songwriter Ian Curtis drew attention when his post-punk band Joy Division (of which he was the lead singer and lyricist) released their debut album “Unknown Pleasures” in 1979.

He, however, suffered from epilepsy and depression and sometimes had seizures on-stage, committed suicide on May 18, 1980, on the eve of Joy Division's first North American tour, resulting in the band's dissolution (it later reformed as New Order).

Curtis was known for his baritone voice, dance style and songwriting –filled with imagery of desolation, emptiness and alienation. His life and death have been dramatised in the films “24 Hour Party People” (2002) and “Control” (2007).

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