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Ian Kevin Curtis (15 July 1956 - 18 May 1980) was the singer of the post-punk band Joy Division.[1] He was born in Stretford, Lancashire and grew up in Macclesfield, Cheshire. He suffered with epilepsy[2] and committed suicide by hanging in Macclesfield in 1980 after the illness became severe. After this Joy Division broke up. In 2007 Control, a film about Curtis' life, was released. It made $8,159,508 and won five British Independent Film Awards.