Morrissey Responds to Fan Suicide, Slams Media Obsession With 'Zombies and Morons'

Morrissey Performing at Staples 2 - H 2013
Kyleen James

Morrissey Performing at Staples 2 - H 2013

Morrissey has written a heartfelt message in response to the death of a devoted fan who apparently committed suicide.

In a letter on posted on the Morrissey news site "True To You" (via Pitchfork), the singer calls Margaret Dale a "woman of action, who now knows the soul of the world." He writes:

I did not know Margaret on a personal level, but she was always there on the front row - the UK, the US, Israel - wherever we'd go, she'd go. Last week Margaret drove behind the tour bus all the way from Davis to Seattle, and managed to get onstage at Davis. I had signed her arm and it was now a tattoo. This week she is dead. I can only hope, for Margaret, that death yields the profit of rest, and somehow provides her with a listener. We all weary of living in the same skin day after day, in a world where only the blandly trivial are allowed to be heard, but there is nothing wrong with taking your destiny into your own hands, just as there is nothing wrong in understanding what is meant for you and what isn't.

Morrissey, who canceled a concert in Mexico this week due to pneumonia, goes on to slam the media, continuing: "Meanwhile, on today's AOL News Page, headlines tell us that Victoria Beckham has reportedly dropped her 'fake' look, and William and Kate are in search of yet another home - the constitutional frigidity of a media world now openly obsessed with zombies and morons."

In recent weeks, the outspoken singer has directed his ire at Jimmy Kimmel (for booking the redneck reality-show hunters of Duck Dynasty on the same show he was supposed to appear on), Paul McCartney (for supporting the Queen) and Beyonce (for her choice of handbags).