I posted news of the passing of Poly Styrene at age 53 after a battle with breast cancer on a media list I belong to and someone got message truncated and thought I was mentioning Phoebe Snow who also passed away (age 58).
Lady who got that truncated message had no clue who Poly Styrene was.
Call her a punk icon if you will circa 'Oh Bondage up Yours'.
She made girls wearing braces look cool.
She had attitude, brains and soul.
Since I passed the 50 years mark, it always feel odd when someone who was part of your world when you were growing up passes away while younger than you.
Leaves a whiff of sadness behind and a sense that life is too short not to be lived.
Poly Styrene latest album Generation Indigo produced by Youth (Killing Joke) was released late March 2011.
Rest in peace, Poly!