25. How did Ian Curtis die?
From Quiz The Story of Joy Division
Depression eventually took over Ian Curtis' life. He couldn't hold his own child for fear of a seizure, he thought everyone hated him, and he was desperate for his wife not to leave him, but at the same time, felt unable to leave the other woman he was seeing. He hung himself at his home on May 18th, 1980, one day before Joy Division was supposed to leave on an American tour. At only twenty-three, he was survived by his wife, Deborah Curtis, and one-year-old daughter, Natalie.
Peter Hook, who played bass and sang backing vocals for Joy Division, said in 1994 that "We [the remaining band members] didn't sit there crying. We didn't cry at his funeral. It came out as anger at the start. We were absolutely devastated: not only had we lost someone we considered our friend, we'd lost the group. Our life basically."