It is with deep regret that I pass on the sad news that Jhonn Balance of Coil died on Saturday in a tragic accident…
Anyone familiar with COIL and their music will be aware of the influence Jhonn has had on Thelema and Thelemic culture.
A tribute to Jhonn is online at www.thresholdhouse.com/index2.html
From the site: “We are greatly saddened to have to you that at about 5.30 pm Saturday Nov 13th, Jhonn Balance, was killed in an accident at home.
Under the influence of alcohol he fell from the first floor landing, hitting his head on the floor some 15ft below.
Peter/Sleazy who was in the front room heard the noise, came out investigate and found him unconscious, though still breathing.
Balance was rushed to hospital, where his condition deteriorated, and he died soon after, without ever regaining consciousness.
There is no suggestion that this event was in any way deliberate, in fact, anything other than a tragic accident.
Unusually, Balance had been cheerfull during the day, and was looking forward to seeing Ian at the weekend, and working on new recordings this week.”