It is with deep sadness that we make this statement.
On January 13th 2017, an old friend a real friend, an ally and comrade Mark Fisher left this world. Mark was the author of Capitalist Realism, and Ghosts of My Life, and is behind the blog k-punk. His new book, The Weird and the Eerie was recently published on Repeater Books. He was an architect of thinking that helped to combine ideas and concepts that have shaped much of contemporary thinking across the world today.
He, with the sensitive brilliant mind that he had was a troubled being full of anguish and despair at the political crisis that faces us. He struggled bravely with depression yet sadly it overcame him. But he was winning, he was winning in his writing, he was changing things with his words. He was giving generously the tools with which to invent new political worlds, and we are totally devastated by this loss. We had so many plans.
The world is a colder place. Kodwo Eshun, Mark's close friend for over 20 years and academic collaborator, and others will soon be writing more detailed essays and texts as Mark deserves. But for now one of Mark's favourite pieces of music to help him on his journey.
Just seen Mark's wife Zoe post on his facebook page that Mark had taken his own life after a recent, extended bout of depression.
Mark succumbed to the demons that he had fought with his whole life. It seemed on the surface that he must have been past the worst of it, being a happy husband, father and published author, with books actually about his struggle, but of course you never really know.
Zoe said that she will post details of the funeral and that everyone is welcome.