On 13th November 2004 the Coil website at Threshold House went pure black; no links or anything, just black. Something was happening. Later that day the news broke that John Balance, the lyricist and frontman of the band, had tragically passed away following an accident at his Weston-Super-Mare home in the UK.
On November 25th 2010 – Thanksgiving Day in the USA – the Threshold House website once again turned black. Chris Carter, a close friend and bandmate of Christopherson in the legendary band Throbbing Gristle, broke the news via his personal Twitter account. Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson had died peacefully in his sleep during the early hours of the previous night.