[Grief] Peter Christopherson

s. borges sergio433 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 27 10:44:02 PST 2010


You couldn't have stated it better - that's exactly my point.

At 55, he still had a long way to go, but, unfortunately, the path was cut
short for Christopherson - may he rest in peace.

cheers, s.
2010/11/27 Jasper Dionisio <strangers at gmail.com>

> Dude, when someone dies at 55, it's disturbing. And all of us are facing
> our own mortality, so we have a natural interest in learning what could
> cause someone to die prematurely like that, so that we can hopefully avoid a
> similar fate. There's no disrespect. Obviously something caused him to die;
> it's human nature to want to know about this. There's no sense acting like
> it doesn't matter.
>
>
> On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 7:06 AM, i r o n f l a m e . d e <
> mailinglists at ironflame.de> wrote:
>
>>
>> is that the advantages of the internet, web 2.0 and so forth that all and
>> everybody seriously feel they have the right to get the last word and
>> knowledge about every tiny detail of those whose records they buy - or more
>> often: grab for free online?
>>
>> your job is to remunerate, appreciate and honour the works of the artists
>> not stick your nose into every tiny corner of their private lives. all this
>> speculating about the cause of his death really makes me sick. especially
>> when the beauty standards conformists raise their voice again: overweight!
>> how contradictory to the norm!
>>
>> if you and others of your tune would be a bit more familiar with the gay
>> bear movement, that sleazy was at least remotely part of you would know that
>> there's hundreds of thousands of overweight men even in their 70s that are
>> enjoying a great life and health - in spite of being overweight and living
>> not the most healthy lifestyle.
>>
>> sleazy is dead - bad enough, so just everybody take it as it is. what
>> fucking difference does it make, why exactly it happened?! to make you feel
>> better? to make him more guilty of not delivering the promised future
>> records & gigs you feel you have the right to be delivered to with...?
>>
>> Christopherson was overweight and probably ate whatever was at hand - at
>>> his mid 50 and to suddenly die in his sleep, this may have been the cause.
>>> I'm a good deal younger than him, at 41, actually under my weight and quite
>>> lean, exercise daily, do not eat anything sweet or with sugar, food very low
>>> on fat, a good deal of vegetables and so on and so forth - yet, still, I
>>> suffer from high blood pressure and rather poor health and am already on
>>> medication. From glancing at Christopherson's more recent photos - the only
>>> exercise he probably engaged in was programming MAX/MSP on this
>>> laptop....becaming too overweight for his good, and the heart just gave in -
>>> just a glance of his photos when in Coum and TG, comparing to recent shots,
>>> it really does amaze me on how much weight he gained over the years. This is
>>> also quite visible in a few and very recent interviews I have seen on
>>> Youtube. I really don't believe the death was due to pulmonary embolism -
>>> unfortunately, Christopherson was probably very lax with his health and paid
>>> the price - a pity, especially from someone with such a rich output and
>>> great music. No doubt, his genius will be greatly missed.
>>> cheers, s.
>>>
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