18 May 2022

‘Politicians should be doing more’ to prevent male suicide, say former Joy Division members on anniversary of Ian Curtis’ death

Culture Correspondent

It was on this day in 1980 that Ian Curtis, lead singer of the critically acclaimed band Joy Division, took his own life.

In the decades since, his former band members Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris have campaigned for charities working to prevent suicide – which remains the biggest cause of death amongst men under the age of 50.

This afternoon they went to parliament for a meeting with MPs on the issue.