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Q Lazzarus, the mysterious singer behind "Goodbye Horses," which soundtracked a key scene in The Silence of the Lambs, has died at the age of 59.
Diane Luckey was born in 1962, and her death on July 19th was announced a few weeks later by Jackson Funeral Home.
Although no cause of death was disclosed, the obituary provided important context to a story that had long felt more legend than reality.
According to legend, the struggling leader of Q Lazzarus and the Resurrection had her A Star Is Born moment while driving a taxi cab after picking up filmmaker Jonathan Demme during a blizzard.
Luckey, according to legend, asked Demme if he worked in the music industry before playing him a demo tape. "Oh my God, what is this and who are you?" he was said to have asked.
Demme first featured the Q Lazzarus song “The Candle Goes Away” in his 1986 film Something Wild. He then included “Goodbye Horses” in 1988’s Married to the Mob
However, it was used more famously three years later in the iconic Silence of the Lambs scene in which serial killer Buffalo Bill is applying make-up and talking to himself in the mirror.