The artist and wife of Phil Elverum, Geneviève Elverum, has died. She was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer last year. Geneviève was a successful cartoonist under the name Geneviève Castrée, and had also recorded music as Woelv and Ô Paon. Her husband, known for music projects The Microphones and Mount Eerie, shared the following:
“Geneviève died today at 1pm”.
“She was truly driven to work and stay living right up to the last minute, insisting on getting up and going to work in her studio way beyond when many would have surrendered to rest”.
“Last night and this morning she declined quickly and receded into her own eyes as her body vetoed her wishes, her lungs filling with fluid. She died at home with me and her parents holding her, hopefully having reached some last minute peace”.
“It’s all very sad and surreal. So much is left unfinished for her. She was a firehose of brilliant ideas that never turned off”.
“We loved her and everything is weird now”.
“Thank you for all the money, all the support and love”.