SINGER-SONGWRITER Q Lazzarus has died aged 59, family members have revealed.
The New Jersey star is best known for her 1988 track Goodbye Horses, which starred in the hit film Silence of the Lambs.
Q Lazzarus, whose real name was Diane Luckey, died on July 19, according to an online obituary.
Her cause of death is not yet known.
Filmmaker Eva Aridjis, who was friends with the singer, told Rolling Stone: “Over the past three years, Q has become one of my closest friends and we’ve been in touch almost daily.
“Q had one of those life forces that you just can’t imagine dying or ceasing to exist because it was so vital and radiant and exuberant.”
Aridjis has said she was left “heartbroken” over the death of her friend.
Family members described Lazzarus as a “multi-talented instrumentalist”.
They said: “She had a great sense of humor, loved telling stories and jokes and also had a unique and wonderful style of dress that was all her own.
“She lit up the room and turned heads everywhere she went and has always been a larger than life legend in the music world.”
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Tributes for the singer have also arrived on the Internet.
One fan said: “RIP Q Lazzarus, so underrated whose music will haunt us for eternity!”
And another commented: “RIP Q Lazzarus left too soon. #goodbyehorses.”
Label Dark Entries Records posted on Instagram: “RIP Q Lazzarus, goodbye horses… crying for you. Your music changed my life forever and was the touchstone for starting Dark Entries.”
Lazzarus was the lead singer behind the track Candle Goes Away featured in Jonathan Demme’s 1986 film Something Wild.
Goodbye Horses became a cult classic after appearing in the Buffalo Bill scene of Silence of the Lambs.
Lazzarus was reportedly producing a documentary about her music career before her death. It’s set to air in 2023, Aridjis told Rolling Stone.
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