Coil founder John Balance (a.k.a. Jhonn Balance) was killed on Saturday in an accident at his home. He was 42.
Balance founded Coil in 1983 as a solo Psychic TV side project; Peter Christopherson joined in 1984. They were scheduled to appear next month at ATP Camber Sands along with LFO, Aphex Twin, Throbbing Gristle and the Fall, among others. A huge loss for the industrial/experimental/electronic music community.
It's being reported, by The Seattle PI, that his body had been there for two weeks. It was also surronded by drug paraphenllia. That's harsh...the world goes on for two whole weeks before anyone notices you're gone.