Steve Haworth, Jr. (left) with his dad, fetish king Steve Haworth, Sr. (right).
UPDATE: MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR STEVEN ARTHUR HAWORTH, JR. WILL BE THIS SATURDAY APRIL 21, 1:30 PM AT LINCOLN HEIGHTS CHRISTIAN CHURCH 2121 EAST LINCOLN DRIVE, PHOENIX, AZ 85016 FOR MORE INFO., PLEASE CHECK HAWORTH'S MYSPACE MEMORIAL PAGE AT www.myspace.com/stevenjrmemorial.
The AZ fetish community's reeling from the news of Steve Haworth, Jr.'s tragic death Wed. night in an auto accident, when his car rolled as he was attempting to pass a truck at 16th Street and Glenrosa Ave in Phoenix. Haworth, 18, was the son of world-renowned PHX body-modification guru Steve Haworth, Sr. Word is Haworth, Jr.'s Datsun struck a tree after he lost control, and he expired from head trauma and loss of blood. He was working delivery for Pizza Hut at the time, reportedly to save money to go to college.
Haworth, Sr. and his life partner Cookie, Prez of the Pussy Posse performance-art troupe, are in mourning, but Cookie's posted a statement to her myspace page saying that memorial arrangements are in the works, with a tentative date of April 21 at 1:30 p.m. A venue was not listed, but you can inquire further with Cookie directly through one of these e-mails, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. There's also a benefit show scheduled for May 11 at The Sets, with Sin Machine, My Darling Murder, and Ikonoklast playing. Any funds raised that are not needed for funeral expenses will be donated to a local charity.
Haworth, Sr. is a co-founder of Horns 'n' Halos, which puts on Phoenix's fetish ball, and also a co-founder of Lifesuspended, the group that suspends people from flesh hooks inserted into their backs. His son was well-known in fetish circles as well. 18 is way too young, obviously. My condolences go out to Steve and Cookie on their loss.
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FYI: Steve's myspace page is http://www.myspace.com/modify.