Published Sep 03, 2020Lex Gore — a Toronto-based artist known best as the frontwoman of synth punks Adaptive Reaction — has died. Gore's passing was confirmed on social media by friends, contemporaries and listeners. A cause of death was not revealed.
A GoFundMe campaign has been launched in support of Gore's husband and bandmate, Myke Adaptiv, and their daughter. "We are sad to announce the sudden passing of Lex (Adaptiv) Gore," the campaign page reads. "She was an amazing, creative, fierce and passionate force of nature, and gave a lot to her communities."
Montreal punks Ripcordz wrote in tribute: "There are some people who are so full of energy, emotion and purpose that you expect them to live forever. So it's a shock to hear of the passing of Lex Gore. A force for Punk, a mom and partner, and a voice of sanity in an increasingly crazy world. She will be missed, she will be remembered."
Alexander Brovedani — best recognized as Toronto Batman — wrote that "When conversations occur of notable Toronto people, Lex has to be in the mix of it. She was big in the punk, indie and weird scene that was Toronto."
Gore had previously recorded music as Splatterslave ahead of joining Adaptive Reaction in 2014. The band successfully crowdfunded their debut album Radio Darkness for release in 2016, and were recently at work on a follow-up full-length dubbed Exile on Bloor Street.
Outside of her work with Adaptive Reaction, Gore managed legendary Kensington Market punks Bunchofuckingoofs, wrote for horror and cult film magazine Fangoria, and founded Facebook community Weird Toronto.
In Memory of Lex Gore & Support for Myke and Vera https://t.co/SHPL9pfMaJ— Liana (censored) Kerzner (@redlianak) September 3, 2020