Music world reacts to the death of Suicide’s Alan Vega

The protopunk pioneer passed away in his sleep last night (July 16)

The music world has reacted to the death of Suicide‘s Alan Vega.

The singer of the New York protopunk band passed away in his sleep last night (July 16), aged 78.

“Just remembering how Alan Vega would sing his Je T’adore (spelling?) to me & Perri Lister when we attended his solo gigs early 80’s…” wrote Billy Idol on Twitter.

Bella Union boss and former Cocteau Twins member Simon Raymonde wrote: “RIP Alan Vega so much of your music accompanied my life. My oldest buddy Stan and I loved you from the start. And Collision Drive sooo good.”

See more reactions to Vega’s passing below.