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Alan Vega (1980) Collision Drive (1981) Rollins will pay tribute to Vega with a special on his KCRW radio show on Sunday. This year has been particularly unkind to the music world, with a number of icons having passed away over the last seven months. “With profound sadness and a stillness that only news like this can bring, we regret to inform you that the great artist and creative force, Alan Vega has passed away,” reads the statement. Henry Rollins released a statement from Vega’s family on his website on Saturday. He was 78. The album featured such tracks as “Cheree,” “Ghost Rider,” “Frankie Teardrop” and “Che,” and embedded itself into the history of punk. This Friday (July 14) sees the release of late Suicide hero Alan Vega's IT, but before it arrives, we're getting treated to a new set of vis... As Henry Rollins promised, Alan Vega finished work on an album titled IT before his death last summer, and now details of its upcoming relea... After breaking the news of Alan Vega's death over the weekend through his website, good friend Henry Rollins has now confirmed that the form... Proto-punk icon and Suicide frontman Alan Vega passed away on Saturday (July 16) at the age of 78. ‘Jeopardy!’: Who Could Possibly Replace Alex Trebek? After decades of constant output, the world seemed to catch up with Alan and he was acknowledged as the groundbreaking creative individual he had been from the very start.”, Vega suffered a stroke in 2012, but Suicide continued performing since, including gigs at David Lynch’s club Silencio in Paris and at New York’s Webster Hall. How a Registered Sex Offender Thrived in Hollywood, Jeffrey Toobin Fired by The New Yorker Following Zoom Call Incident, India’s Allu Arjun Starts Smuggling Saga ‘Pushpa’ (EXCLUSIVE), New Sci-Fi Film 'Gods of Mars' Becomes First Feature to Fully Embrace Virtual Production. Vega died in his sleep on July 16, 2016 at the age of 78. I Am a Bartender Who Loves Rum and Coke. Alan Vega, singer in the influential protopunk duo Suicide, died peacefully in his sleep Saturday. Can These Execs Save ViacomCBS’ Storied Cable Brands? His death was announced by musician and radio host Henry Rollins, who shared an official statement from Vega's family on his website. The duo was one of the original pioneers of punk, and offered the genre a unique, minimalistic sound. Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. Suicide fro... Alan Vega Finished an Unreleased Album Before His Death, Henry Rollins Says, Musicians Pay Tribute to Suicide's Alan Vega, Watch Michael Shannon Cover Suicide's "Ghost Rider" with Yo La Tengo. Vega is survived by his wife, Liz, and son, Dante. Here’s Why You Should, Too. Vega and instrumentalist Martin Rev formed Suicide, named after an issue of Marvel comic-book “Ghost Rider,” in 1970 after witnessing a Stooges concert in 1969. Published Jul 16, 2016 Alan Vega, vocalist and co-founder of proto-punk icons Suicide, has died. Simply put, he lived to create. One of the greatest aspects of Alan Vega was his unflinching adherence to the demands of his art. Discography For recordings made with Suicide, please see Suicide discography. He only did what he wanted. He was 78. © Copyright 2020 Variety Media, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. While a cause of death was not revealed, the statement said Vega died in his sleep. Finally Cut Ties With Johnny Depp, OG Internet Star Cindy Margolis Downsizes in The Valley, Watch Chris Stapleton Perform Covid Christmas Songs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’. “Alan was not only relentlessly creative, writing music and painting until the end, he was also startlingly unique,” the statement goes on. His entire life was devoted to outputting what his vision commanded of him. Henry Rollins first reported news of Vega’s death, sharing a … “Alan Vega was the quintessential artist on every imaginable level. “With profound sadness and a stillness that only news like this can … Death. Britney Spears Loses Bid to Remove Father From Conservatorship, How Clea DuVall's Lesbian Christmas Movie Radicalizes a Conventional Genre, Amy Adams and Glenn Close’s Oscar Chances Try to Stand Above ‘Hillbilly Elegy’, Why Warner Bros. Suicide built its reputation with live shows for years before debuting its self-titled debut album in 1977. The group’s 1979 single “Dream Baby Dream” was covered by Bruce Springsteen on his 2014 album “High Hopes.” Springsteen told Mojo magazine that he met the two in the late ’70s and said, “if Elvis came back from the dead, I think he would sound like Alan Vega.”. Alan Vega, singer of the influential electronic punk music duo Suicide, died Saturday, his family announced.