Boruch Alan Bermowitz was born on June 23, 1938, and died on July 16, 2016.
He was known professionally as Alan Vega.
He was an American vocalist and visual artist, primarily known for his work with the electronic protopunk duo Suicide.
His tenth solo album, Station, was released in 2007, on Blast First Records and was described by his colleagues as “his hardest, heaviest album for quite a while, all self-played and produced.”
The British label Blast First Petite released a limited edition Suicide 6-CD box set in 2008 and monthly tribute series of 10″ Vinyl EP’s, to mark the occasion of Alan Vega’s 70th birthday Musicians who contributed to the tribute series included The Horrors, Lydia Lunch, Primal Scream, and Miss Kittin.
During 2009, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon, France, mounted Infinite Mercy, a major retrospective exhibit of Vega’s art.
Which included the screening of two short documentary films: Alan Vega (2000) by Christian Eudeline, and Autour d’Alan Vega (extraits) (1998) by Hugues Peyret.
During the year of 2012, Vega suffered a stroke. That, and problems with his knees, led him to focus on less physical art, such as painting, rather than music.
At that time he lived in downtown New York City.
Alan Vega passed away at 78 years old.