Genesis P-Orridge, Throbbing Gristle Founder and Industrial Music Pioneer, Dead at 70
Written by VOP Admin on March 15, 2020
Genesis P-Orridge, founding member of the pioneering industrial music group Throbbing Gristle and experimental unit Psychic TV, has died at the age of 70, P-Orridge’s manager Ryan Martin confirmed to Rolling Stone.
P-Orridge, who identified as “s/he” and “he/r,” died early Saturday after battling leukemia for over two years, he/r daughters said in a statement; in October 2017, P-Orridge revealed a chronic myelomonocytic leukemia diagnosis that forced the cancellation a planned European tour.
“It is with very heavy hearts that we announce thee passing of our beloved father, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge,” Caresse and Genesse P-Orridge wrote in a statement. “S/he will be laid to rest h/er other half, Jaqueline “Lady Jaye” Breyer who left us in 2017, where they will be re-united.”
Dais Records, which released and reissued P-Orridge’s music in recent years, confirmed he/r death on Twitter, “Rest in peace Genesis. For Dais, you really were the start of it all. Friend, inspiration, and legend. Love you forever.”