Famous American singer Diane Luckey, better known as Q Lazzarus has died at the age of 61 following a short illness.
Luckey, a native of Neptune, New Jersey, passed away on July 19 “after a short illness,” according to the Asbury Park Press.
Q Lazzarus is best known for her song Goodbye Horses, which is most famous for being used in the scene where serial killer Buffalo Bill dances and poses in the 1991 film The Silence of the Lambs.
Q Lazzarus, real name Diane Luckey, had met the late Jonathan Demme while working as a cab driver in New York City in the 1980s. She showed the director her demo tape, and he used it in several of the movies he made in the years that followed.
Demme used Goodbye Horses in the movies; Married to the Mob and The Silence of the Lambs which were released in 1988 and 1991 respectively. Luckey also appeared in the 1993 Demme film Philadelphia, which featured her cover of the Talking Heads’ song entitled Heaven.