I just came across this sad bit of news…William Finley, star of the outrageous rock opera Phantom of the Paradise has passed away. I’m not too familiar with his other works…Paradise was like Rocky Horror meets Faust, and is one of my favorites. William Finley truly made the movie and the Phantom is one of the koolest and most underrated movie heroes ever. Farewell, and may you rock on in the afterlife.
Director Edgar Wright has a touching tribute on his blog here.