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Geneviève Castrée, Artist Married to Phil Elverum, Has Died

Geneviève Castrée died yesterday of pancreatic cancer, according to an update from husband Phil Elverum (of Mount Eerie and the Microphones).

Castrée was an artist and illustrator who also recorded under the names Woelv and Ô Paon. She published a graphic novel, Susceptible, in 2013. Her condition became public last month, when Elverum created a GoFundMe campaign to support the family. The couple has one young daughter.

Read Phil Elverum’s statement below, via GoFundMe, or check out a 2013 interview with Castrée about her book at the Comics Journal.

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.