Ian Curtis, by Anton Corbijn. / Birth name Ian Kevin Curtis / Born 15 July 1956 Stretford, Lancashire, England / Died 18 May 1980 (aged 23) from suicide in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England / Genres Post-punk / Occupations Musician, songwriter / Instruments Vocals, guitar, melodica, keyboard / Years active 1976–1980 / Labels Factory / Associated acts Joy Division
Ian Kevin Curtis (15 July 1956 – 18 May 1980) was an English musician, singer, and songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the post-punk band Joy Division. Resulting in the band's dissolution and the subsequent formation of New Order.