Sad news to report this afternoon: Stephen Talbert, who spun under the name DJ Gothfather
and was a familiar figure in the local goth scene for over fifteen years, died of heart failure yesterday. According to a Livejournal post by Joel Lovins (a.k.a. DJ Skeletal)
, Talbert (who was known as Laz) had kidney problems and was on dialysis.
courtesy of Livejournal.com
DJ Ste.Mairet, another local DJ, says that Laz was a regular DJ at South Grand's now-extinct Gothic Coffee and had "a penchant for
spinning anything from old school goth and industrial to super wacky
techno. He lived for the music. Laz was a super sweet guy with lots of
hugs and smiles, and despite his health issues, always made a positive
from a negative."
Lovins notes that Talbert didn't have life insurance, and so tonight at the weekly goth/industrial event Rapture
-- which recently moved to the Complex
-- they'll be taking donations for his arrangements. They'll also be donating proceeds from the door, and anyone else wishing to make donations can do so via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org