Remembering Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

The pioneering icon of industrial music and the Avant Garde passes away at 70

RIP Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Art: Ron Hart)

Experimental audio/visual icon Genesis P-Orridge passed away following a valiant two-year battle with Leukemia at the age of 70.

The official word of h/er death arrived earlier today from the artist’s daughters in a public statement shared by Porridge’s manager Ryan Martin:

Dear friends, family and loving supporters,

It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved father, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

S/he had been battling leukemia for two and a half years and dropped he/r body early this morning, Saturday March 14th, 2020.

S/he will be laid to rest with h/er other half, Jaqueline “Lady Jaye” Breyer who left us in 2007, where they will be re-united. Thank you for your love and support and for respecting our privacy as we are grieving.

Caresse & Genesse P-Orridge

s/heisher/eforever

Meanwhile, legendary music impresario Michael Des Barres said it best in his tribute to Gen on Twitter:

 

The Rock & Roll Globe pays homage to Genesis with this career spanning mix traversing across her work in Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV and beyond. 

 

 

Ron Hart

Ron Hart is the Editor-in-Chief of Rock and Roll Globe. Reach him on Twitter @MisterTribune.

One thought on “Remembering Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

  • March 17, 2020 at 2:57 am
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    I met Genesis in the late 70s early 80s in Lawrence Kansas. He was there to visit William Burroughs.We cooked BBQ for him and took him (this was before the change) to see the Local Demolition
    Derby. He seemed chagrined at the
    Total American Summer cultural
    Immersion.

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