Q Lazzarus Died: What Was Her Cause Of Death?

Diane Luckey, a singer known by the alias Q Lazzarus and for her 1988 cult hit ‘Goodbye Horses’, died on July 19, reports Stereogum. That day, Diane Luckey’s name appeared in an obituary linked on her Wikipedia page, which stated that Luckey died after a “brief illness.”

Q Lazzarus’s career was brief but shrouded in enormous mystery. In the late 1980s, Luckey was working as a taxi driver in New York when she picked up director Jonathan Demme in her car. Luckey played the demo of ‘Candle Goes Away’ for him and the director liked it so much that she included the song in her 1986 film ‘Something Wild’.

It was in 1988 when Q Lazzarus published her most recognized song. The enigmatic ‘Goodbye Horses’, written and produced by Q Lazzarus bandmate William Garvey, appeared in two films, ‘Married to All’ (1988) and, more significantly, ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ (1991), which would end up winning the Oscar for Best Picture.

In 1993, Q Lazzarus continued her career in music and film, appearing singing a version of the Talking Heads ‘Heaven’ in the film ‘Philadelphia’. Later, the singer left the music industry completely and reappeared in the media 30 years later, in 2018, to clarify that she was still alive and was driving buses on Staten Island.

Prior to her death, Q Lazzarus was working on a documentary about her life and career, as well as an album that will “span her entire musical career,” according to a lengthy obituary published in the Tribute Archive. Filmmaker Eva Aridjis is directing the film, a fact that she confirms on her website. It would see the light in 2023.

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