Ian Curtis: Age 23 | Cause Of Death: SUICIDE

Joy Division

(b.15 July 1956, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, d. 18 May 1980)

On 18 May 1980, the eve of Joy Division’s proposed visit to America, Ian Curtis was found hanged. The verdict was suicide. A note was allegedly found bearing the words: ‘At this moment I wish I were dead. I just can’t cope anymore’. To read more Link to: Touching From A Distance. Ian Curtis And Joy Division.