Stephen Hawking: Returning to the Universe he called Home

Stephen Hawking: Returning to the Universe he called Home

Recently the world lost one of the most beloved men of science who constantly questions the universe. Stephen William Hawking passed away at the age of 76 in Cambridge, United Kingdom. The cosmologist was known for his ...
Obituary, Tim Rollins

Obituary, Tim Rollins

[Jakarta, LTTW]“…They all hated school but they loved art, so I went through art to make them love knowledge…” That was what Tim Rollins told Artspace when they asked him about his ...
Muhal Richard Abrams, "The Renaissance Man" of 20th Century Music

Muhal Richard Abrams, “The Renaissance Man” of 20th Century Music

Jazz lovers all over the world mourned the loss of a music legend, Muhal Richard Abrams. The New York Times reported that Abrams, 87, was found lifeless on his Manhattan house, October ...
Gauri Lankesh

Obituary – Gauri Lankesh

[Jakarta, LTTW] Recently, on September 6, 2017, we read an obituary of Gauri Lankesh (55 year old), a female Indian journalist senior, writer and activist (secularist-nationalist). Lankesh was assassinated inside her residence ...
Obituary, One of The Pioneers of Sound Sampling in Rock Music, Holger Czukay

Obituary, One of The Pioneers of Sound Sampling in Rock Music, Holger Czukay

September 5, 2017, Co-founder and bassist of German Rock band Can, Holger Czukay passed away at the age of 79 and left us an abundance of legacies. He died eight months after ...
Larry Coryell

Farewell to A Dear Friend… Larry Coryell

[Jakarta, LTTW] One of the pioneers of Jazz Fusion, Larry Coryell, died on Sunday, Feb 19th, 2017 in New York from heart failure. He was 73 years old. Coryell had been in ...
Jean Jacques Perrey

Obituary: Jean Jacques Perrey

Jean Jacques Perrey died in Lausanne because of Lung Cancer. (USA, The AV Club, The Guardian) Jean Jacques Perrey famously known by his invention on electronic music. His instruments are mainly a ...
isao tomita

Isao Tomita, a Japanese Pioneer of Electronic Music, Died at 84

[Jakarta, LttW] Japanese pioneer of electronic music Isao Tomita has died of heart failure last Thursday (May 5th) at Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital, at the age of 84. A private funeral on ...
David Bowie

David Bowie, a Pop Icon, Died of Cancer

[Jakarta, LTTW] Pop icon David Bowie has died on Sunday, at the age of 69 after battling cancer in secret for 18 months. His death was confirmed on his official Facebook page: ...
Obituary, Chris Squire

Obituary, Chris Squire

Chris Squire (bassist of Yes), 4 March 1948 – 27 June 2015 [Jakarta, LttW] Chris Squire—co-founder, leader, and bassist for progressive-rock band Yes—has died at the age of 67. He was suffering from ...
Syekh Lah Geunta

Obituary, Syekh Lah Geunta

Syekh Lah Geunta, August 10, 1946 — June 20, 2015 [LttW, Jakarta] Indonesia, and the people of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam province, commonly called Aceh, has mourned since the recent death of Syekh ...
bb king

Obituary, BB King

Obituary, BB King September 16, 1925 - May 14, 2015 [Jakarta, LttW] BB King, renowned & respected senior Blues Guitarist, has passed away this May the 14th, aged 89. He had been actively ...
Lee Kuan Yew

Obituary : Lee Kuan Yew

[Jakarta, LTTW] Lee Kuan Yew's funeral is held today, on March 30, 2015. As people around the World send their condolences to Singapore on the passing of the city-state's founding father, differing ...
Slamet Abdul Sjukur

Obituary, Slamet Abdul Sjukur

RIP Slamet Abdul Sjukur, Indonesian music composer [Jakarta, LTTW] Indonesian Composer Slamet Abdul Sjukur passed away on March 24th, 2015. He died in Dr Soetomo General Hospital, in Surabaya, East Java, at ...
Arie Syachri

Obituary, Arie Syachri

(JAKARTA, SBF, LTTW) A pioneer in Indonesia’s live performance management and recipient of LTTW’s 2013 Endurance Award, Arie Syachri has passed away of heart failure on Thursday morning at the age of ...
Paco de Lucia

Obituary, Paco de Lucia

[CNN, BBC, LTTW, FLAMENCO WORLD] One of the guitar giants, Paco de Lucia, who is considered the world over as the Maestro of Flamenco Guitar, has died. He was 66. He is ...
Nelson Mandela

Obituary, Nelson Mandela

[CNN, PBS, RHYTHM, LTTW] The whole world is grieving. Nelson Mandela, a figure who was and is often associated with human’s deepest desire toward peace, has left us all. South Africa's current ...
Lou Reed

Obituary, Lou Reed

(NEW YORK, CNN, BLUEFAT, LTTW) Lou Reed, who brought rock and roll into theretofore unexplored experiential realms with a literary and unabashedly adult voice as the vocalist and guitarist for the Velvet ...
Kongar ol Ondar

Obituary, Kongar-ol Ondar

(KYZYL, THE NEW YORK TIMES) Kongar-ol Ondar, an internationally renowned master of Tuvan throat singing, the Central Asian vocal art died on July 25 in Kyzyl, Tuva’s capital due to complications after ...
Margaret Thatcher

Obituary, Margaret Thatcher

(LTTW, LONDON) Margaret Thatcher, a British Conservative Party politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990, ...
James Depreist

Obituary, James DePreist

(ARIZONA, LTTW) Mr. DePreist was one of the few African American conductors to achieve international renown; and he refused to let disability derail his career. He went on conducting after polio, contracted ...
Agung Waskito

Obituary, Agung Waskito

[Jakarta, LTTW] An Ethnomusicologist and our Program Supervisor Agung Waskito died at 55 last night, December 20th 2012, after three months of battle against his intestinal cancer in Universitas Kristen Indonesia Hospital ...
Marvin Hamlisch

Marvin Hamlisch, the Award-winning composer for Broadway and the screen, dies aged 68

[Jakarta, LTTW] Marvin Hamlisch was an American composer, and one of only eleven people to have been awarded the Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, Golden Globes, and a Tony Award. Hamlisch was the composer ...
Lucian Freud

Obituary, Lucian Freud

RIP Lucian Freud [Jakarta, LTTW] On July 20th, a great artist named Lucian Freud has passed away. He was 88. And yes, for those of you who are probing about his last ...