Obituaries

Skateboarding

RIP Jake Phelps

The longtime 'Thrasher' editor dedicated his life to skateboarding, and it won't be the same without him.
Patrick O'Dell
3.17.19
obituary

Keith Flint Showed 90s Kids We Could Be Fearless and Raw

The Prodigy frontman, who has died aged 49, will inspire a generation with his indelible, wild legacy in electronic music.
Matthew Francey
3.5.19
Obituaries

Pete Shelley's Solo Career is Worth Shouting About as Much as The Buzzcocks

From club banger "Homosapien" to the doomy and disco-y “I Surrender”, his 80s electro output is long overdue a revaluation.
Jeremy Allen
12.11.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Roger, the Ripped-as-all-Hell Kangaroo, Has Died

Roger, a kangaroo who rose to global fame due to his incredible physicality, has died. He was 12.
Mack Lamoureux
12.10.18
Media

Native New Yorkers Reflect on the Death of the 'Village Voice'

America's most famous alt-weekly is officially shutting down.
Eve Peyser
9.2.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Saying Goodbye to Aretha Franklin

We celebrate the queen of soul, and the impact she had on our music and culture.
VICE Staff
8.17.18
In Memoriam

Aretha Franklin, an Unparalleled Singer and American Icon, Dies at 76

The Queen of Soul, whose career spanned six decades, died on Thursday morning.
Alex Robert Ross
8.16.18
Noisey News

Richard Swift, Indie Polymath, Dead at 41

The indie artist and multi-instrumentalist had recently been hospitalized.
Alex Robert Ross
7.5.18
In Memoriam

Avicii Will Live Forever as an EDM Legend

The Swedish DJ and producer, who died at the age of 28, struggled in the spotlight, but his influence on EDM and its culture is permanent.
Larry Fitzmaurice
4.23.18
Obituaries

I'm a Female Pornographer and I'm Sad Hugh Hefner Is Dead

Filmmaker, photographer, and sexologist Shelby Sells on the lasting legacy of the man in the velvet smoking jacket.
Shelby Sells
9.30.17
Obituaries

Don't Mourn For Hugh Hefner

The media has painted the Playboy founder as a grandfather figure with naughty past. It needs to stop.
Lauren Ingram
9.29.17
In Memoriam

10 Thoughts on Holger Czukay, the Cosmic Dad Jokester of Krautrock, Who Is Dead Now

The 79-year-old co-founded the legendary German art-rock group Can, who produced some of the most influential music of the 70s and 80s.
Brandon Soderberg
9.6.17
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