RIP: Charlie Cooper of Telefon Tel Aviv

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RIP: Charlie Cooper of Telefon Tel Aviv

Post by Silverfish » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:59 am

Sad. Their music has truly been an inspiration to me over the last few years. I hate it when this happens.

Thoughts and prayers to friends and family...


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Post by ilia » Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:22 am

can't believe this. we were hanging out half a year ago in Moscow. he was such a sweet guy.

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Post by see the light » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:13 am

WTF!!! What happened???

They've only just released their new album as well (which is a fucking stunning piece of work!)

Fuck! gutted about this!

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Post by creature » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:43 am

can someone repost the text on here as myspace is blocked at work.

tis indeed very sad.


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Post by markaugust » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:48 am

Charles Wesley Cooper, III

Hello, Everyone.

It breaks my heart to inform you all that Charlie Cooper, my better half in Telefon Tel Aviv, passed away on January 22nd.

We have been friends since high school, and began making records together a decade ago. We have been so fortunate to tour the world together, while at the same time having a massive amount of laughs at one another's expense.

Aside from Charlie's singular genius and musical gifts, I can tell you that he was a total sweetheart of a guy, and a loving friend and confidant to people everywhere. His musicianship was surpassed only by his greater gift to the world - his warmth, his generosity, his unquenchable humor, and his undying loyalty to those whom he loved. In the spirit of honorable mention, however, I should mention that he had a shoe collection that was marvelous, knowledge of hip-hop that was profound, and knowledge of wine that was subtle.

He is survived by a sister, a neice, a nephew, his mother, his stepfather, me, and more adoring friends than the Universe has dark matter. As such, his family and I ask for your discretion and consideration of our privacy during these extremely turbulent waters.

Yours in Music,

Joshua Eustis

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Post by 4.33 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:52 am

upside down...

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Post by creature » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:00 am

That sucks :-(

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Post by Fieldy » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:47 am

damn! he was quite young,or not?

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Post by freshdrumma » Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:48 am

That destroyed my day!
i was very happy, i read yesterday they were coming in town. they have been one of the greatest band in my hart


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Post by dom » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:08 pm

This is such a sad day.
Reading it, but i just can't believe it, don't know what to say.

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Post by Contra » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:15 pm

:cry: man, i know death is natural part of life, but something about humble people you "know" who speak to your heart through their music passing, makes things so much worse.

I've only heard a handful of tracks from these guys, and remember watching the Ableton video with them over n over back in the day when deciding to buy Live. This is just real sad.

My condolences to his family and friends, and even to those fans who knew him (im reading from the posts alot of people here may have chilled with him before, so its equally tough).



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Post by 4am » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:36 pm

very sad news
i have no words

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Post by 4ace » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:54 pm

DAMN............... This is terrible , so young.

My thoughts and prayers to the Family.
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Post by dphouse84 » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:55 pm

how awful
what a loss
so young
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Post by forge » Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:14 pm

does anyone know how it happened? :(

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