Punto di riferimento e ispirazione per decine di artisti, tra cui ricordiamo Thurston Moore e Lee Ranaldo dei Sonic Youth oltre al mastermind degli Swans Michael Gira, Glenn Branca è venuto a mancare all’età di 69 anni a causa di un cancro alla gola. La notizia della scomparsa del chitarrista e compositore newyorkese è stata data dalla moglie Reg Bloor attraverso un annuncio postato sulla sua pagina Facebook, che riportiamo integralmente qui in basso:
Glenn Branca passed away in his sleep last night from Throat Cancer. I feel grateful to have been able to live and work with such an amazing source of ideas and creativity for the past 18 1/2 years. His musical output was a fraction of the ideas he had in a given day. His influence on the music world is incalculable. Despite his gruff exterior, he was a deeply caring and fiercely loyal man. We lived in our own little world together. I love him so much. I’m absolutely devastated. He lived a very full life and had no regrets. Thank you to all the fans and all of the musicians whose support made that possible. As per his wishes, there will not be a formal memorial service. My upcoming schedule will proceed as planned.