I let out an audible gasp when I learned of the passing of Lorna Donley, singer and bass player for early-1980s Chicago post-punk group DA! I mean, I'm aware that people have to die, but when it's unexpected and a person that you never imagined dying, it's just so... shocking.

A librarian in recent years, Lorna was a celebrated figure in the Chicago punk scene. DA!'s 1981 "Dark Rooms" single on Autumn Records is a perfectly exquisite slice of Chicago stark-wave. Rest in peace, friend.