Singer David Berman Died At Age 52 – David Berman, best known for his work with indie-rock band the Silver Jews, died Wednesday at the age of 52.
Singer David Berman Died At Age 52:
David Berman’s record label, Drag City, announced his death via Twitter,
“We couldn’t be more sorry to tell you this. David Berman passed away earlier today. A great friend and one of the most inspiring individuals we’ve ever known is gone. Rest easy, David.”
In a statement on Thursday, His father Richard Berman said, “Despite his difficulties, he always remained my special son. I will miss him more than he was able to realize.”
David Berman once said, “If you are making an argument with history you don’t waste your energy and brain cells on sales, publicity, relentless travel, and other adjoining tasks. The less my body moves, the more energy my brain has to write.”
“When it’s done I want there to be something for the listener to interpret,” Berman told The Washington Post in 2008. “When I write I want there to be more than one level of meaning. I want just a few words to be able to carry lots of different thoughts and ideas.”
The Mountain Goats wrote, “I could sit here all day and quote memorable David Berman couplets and never grow tired. He had no competition. He was the competition,” while Japanese Breakfast said, “Jesus Christ David Berman you f—— legend my heart is sinking.”
David Berman’s Songs:
Berman’s friend and collaborator Stephen Malkmus wrote on Twitter Wednesday night, “I didn’t know about my friend DCB when I wrote this must have been in the air .His death is fucking dark ..depression is crippling.. he was a one of a kinder the songs he wrote were his main passion esp at the end. Hope death equals peace cuz he could sure use it.”
David Berman Cause Of Death:
David Berman cause of death was not revealed. At the time of his death, Berman lived in Chicago, Illinois. He was separated from his wife Cassie Berman.
David Berman was my friend, heart-mate—the person who most revealed to me that a person is a world. i was with him on sunday; he promised we’d be together friday. he cared very much that you all cared for him. i recommend his books + albums. i am grateful that they sound like him – Wrote, Amy Rose Spiegel.
RIP David Berman:
We couldn’t be more sorry to tell you this. David Berman passed away earlier today. A great friend and one of the most inspiring individuals we’ve ever known is gone. Rest easy, David. pic.twitter.com/5n5bctcu4j
— (@dragcityrecords) August 7, 2019
David Berman ז״ל, the songwriter behind the band Silver Jews has passed away at age 52. Below is a clip of Berman visiting the Western Wall from the documentary “Silver Jew.” pic.twitter.com/u2wCTOjFi4
— Isaac Himmelman (@Isaachimmelman) August 8, 2019
So saddened by the loss of David Berman. A truly special songwriter and inspiration to us, but also a kind soul.
Last year — as a gift to our bandmate Neil — he recorded a version of ‘We Are Real’: ‘We Love Neil’. Won’t ever forget Neil’s reaction to watching it, thank you DB. pic.twitter.com/6JZOBdXYMX
— Los Campesinos! (@LosCampesinos) August 8, 2019
my fav david berman poem 🙁 so sad to see him go pic.twitter.com/BPnYsJPwCH
— soccer mommy (@sopharela) August 8, 2019
David Berman, the singer-songwriter and poet behind Silver Jews and Purple Mountains, has died. Fans will gather for an informal memorial tonight in New York. https://t.co/8nES6tbWhX pic.twitter.com/xPyq3Vgy1d
— Pitchfork (@pitchfork) August 8, 2019
I’m assembling people to read from David Berman’s work outside of the Met Breuer (former location of the Whitney) as an informal memorial gesture. 7pm Thurs Aug 7th. Please spread the word, let me know if you would like to read anything, and check on your friends. #DavidBerman pic.twitter.com/3QiAz2yzqB
— Lance Bangs (@lancebangs) August 8, 2019
Rest in Peace our dear friend David Berman. A brilliant man and a blazing talent. Our world is a lesser place today and we will miss you terribly. pic.twitter.com/iaeciLXOLR
— Domino Recording Co (@Dominorecordco) August 8, 2019