Tom Verlaine, the American singer and guitarist, passed away on January 28, 2023, at the age of 73 in New York City.
He was best known as the lead singer and guitarist for the band Television, which was one of the pioneers of the punk and new wave movement of the 1970s.
Verlaine was born Thomas Miller on December 13, 1949, in Denville, New Jersey.
He formed Television in New York City in 1973, along with Richard Lloyd, Billy Ficca, and Fred Smith.
The band's debut album, "Marquee Moon," was released in 1977 and is considered a classic of the punk and new wave genre.
Television was known for its innovative style, blending elements of punk, new wave, and art rock, and for Verlaine's distinctive voice and guitar playing.
The band's music was characterized by intricate, jangly guitar lines and poetic lyrics, and it had a profound influence on the alternative and indie rock scenes that emerged in the 1980s and 1990s.
Verlaine's death was confirmed by his representative, who stated that he passed away after a brief illness.
The cause of death has not been made public.
The music world has lost a legend, and Verlaine's family, friends, and fans mourn his loss.