Charlie Cooper, R.I.P.

Jan 27th, 2009 // 6 Comments

Charlie Cooper, one-half of the Chicago electronic duo Telefon Tel Aviv, passed away last week. The duo, made up of Cooper and Joshua Eustis, released its third studio album, Immolate Yourself, last week; the two had been making music together since 1999. Cooper was 31. [Telefon Tel Aviv via The Daily Swarm]

  1. Ned Raggett

    Good grief. This is a damn shame.

  2. Michaelangelo Matos

    That’s really sad–and spooky, especially since I interviewed them both a week ago Monday, and they were really up and lively; it as a genuinely enjoyable experience. (And I like the new album.) R.I.P.

  3. spankyjoe

    This is a downer. I wasn’t a fan of the new direction they took on Map of What Is Effortless, but “Fahrenheit Fair Enough” was on juuuuuust about every mix tape I made between 2002 and 2003. I always thought they took a particularly judicious approach to a genre that got boring in a hurry.

  4. Anonymous

    Can we all be clear on the fact that by “passed away,” you mean “killed himself after a fight with his girlfriend, like a complete pussy.”

    Thank you.

  5. Anonymous

    I signed up for this board just to teach ‘MikePo’ some manners.

    First off, have some decency. Perhaps you’ve never been selfless enough to care about something to such a degree, or perhaps you’ve not yet lost someone who meant the world to you. Either way, Charlie was someone’s Everything and a dear friend to those lucky enough to have known him!

    If you want to be a callous prick, there are countless places to do such a thing. This however, is meant to be something thoughtful and personal.

    Try to scrape together an ounce of respect and do your best to act civilized for 2 sentences.

    RESPECT.

  6. Dick Laurent is dead.

    WHAT?!
    This is terrible news…I saw them play a set for the first time a couple months ago, and the new album is fantastic stuff…just horrible fucking news.

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