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Cramps' Lux Interior dies at age 60

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Lux_interior The co-founder and lead singer of The Cramps has died. Lux Interior (real name: Erick Lee Purkhiser) died today of a pre-existing heart condition in a California hospital, AP reports. He was 60.

The band formed in 1973 and quickly crafted a musical style lovingly referred to as "psychobilly." The band's lineup would change through the years, but Lux and wife/co-founder Kristy Wallace (aka Poison Ivy) remained the core.

The Cramps' official website today shows only a performance photo of Lux with the words: "Hey, I'm on my way, on a journey outta this world."

[Getty Images]

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:43pm]

    

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