||[Feb. 5th, 2009|03:06 am]
The Official Statement (from Girlie Action, The Cramps’ media representatives):
For Immediate Release:
February 4, 2009
Lux Interior, lead singer of The Cramps, passed away this morningdue to an existing heart condition at Glendale Memorial Hospital inGlendale, California at 4:30 AM PST today.Lux has been an inspiration and influence to millions of artists andfans around the world. He and wife Poison Ivy’s contributions with TheCramps have had an immeasurable impact on modern music.
The Cramps emerged from the original New York punk scene of CBGBand Max’s Kansas City, with a singular sound and iconography. Theirdistinct take on rockabilly and surf along with their midnight movieimagery reminded us all just how exciting, dangerous, vital and sexyrock and roll should be and has spawned entire subcultures. Lux was afearless frontman who transformed every stage he stepped on into aplace of passion, abandon, and true freedom. He is a rare icon who willbe missed dearly.
The family requests that you respect their privacy during this difficult time.