Ian Curtis

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Ian Kevin Curtis (15 July 1956 – 18 May 1980) was the singer of the post-punk band Joy Division.[1] He was born in Stretford, Lancashire and grew up in Macclesfield, Cheshire. He suffered with epilepsy[2] and committed suicide by hanging in Macclesfield in May 1980, aged 23, after the illness became severe. After this, Joy Division broke up. In 2007, a film about Curtis' life, named Control, was released. It made $8,159,508 and won five British Independent Film Awards.

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  1. "Dark star: The final days of Ian Curtis by his Joy Division bandmates - Features, Music - The Independent". independent.co.uk. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
  2. http://www.joydiv.org/iancurtis.htm Retrieved 7/12/10.