iconoclastic dead

John Aloysius Fahey (* 28. Februar 1939 in Takoma Park, Maryland; † 22. Februar 2001 in Salem, Oregon)

“I was creating for myself an imaginary, beautiful world and pretending that I lived there, but I didn’t feel beautiful,” Mr. Fahey said in an interview with The Wire magazine in 1998. “I was mad but I wasn’t aware of it. I was also very sad, afraid and lonely.”

–  John Fahey, 61, Guitarist And an Iconoclast, Is Dead, New York Times