R.I.P. Peter Christopherson

The sad news has reached us this morning that Peter Christopherson has passed away in his sleep at the age of 55.

Peter, better known as Sleazy, was a musician (Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, Coil & Threshold House Boys Choir), a designer (for legendary album designers Hipgnosis, of whom he was made a partner) and video director (for everyone from Paul McCartney to Sepultura, Van Halen to Rage Against The Machine).

Our thoughts go out to all who knew him.

Below is the video for Coil’s Tainted Love which he directed and is on permanent display in the New York Museum of Modern Art.

coil – tainted love from biobox on Vimeo.