R.I.P. DJ Gothfather, a.k.a. Stephen Talbert

Sad news to report this afternoon: Stephen Talbert, who spun under the name DJ Gothfather and was a familiar figure in the local goth scene for over fifteen years, died of heart failure yesterday. According to a Livejournal post by Joel Lovins (a.k.a. DJ Skeletal), Talbert (who was known as Laz) had kidney problems and was on dialysis.
R.I.P. DJ Gothfather, a.k.a. Stephen Talbert
courtesy of Livejournal.com

DJ Ste.Mairet, another local DJ, says that Laz was a regular DJ at South Grand's now-extinct Gothic Coffee and had "a penchant for spinning anything from old school goth and industrial to super wacky techno. He lived for the music. Laz was a super sweet guy with lots of hugs and smiles, and despite his health issues, always made a positive from a negative."

Lovins notes that Talbert didn't have life insurance, and so tonight at the weekly goth/industrial event Rapture -- which recently moved to the Complex -- they'll be taking donations for his arrangements. They'll also be donating proceeds from the door, and anyone else wishing to make donations can do so via PayPal to [email protected].
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