Ian Curtis was the lead singer and lyricist for the British post-punk band Joy Division. Although many today know Joy Division by name and will sport the iconic cover art of their “Unknown Pleasures” album on t-shirts, Ian and the band are largely forgotten by most pop music fans. True fans widely regard Joy Division as one of the most influential post-punk bands of the 20th century.
In May 1980, Ian, suffering from Epilepsy and battling depression, took his own life on the eve of the band’s first American tour.
After Curtis’s death, the remaining members continued as New Order and achieved critical and commercial success.
Ian would have been 60, today.
[source: You Tube, Wikipedia]
… a broken dream of a broken man living a broken life.