posted on April 18, 2011 at 1:11 pm

margot died yesterday

i guess it had to happen

fucking alcohol claims another victim

destroyed her god given talent

fucked her liver up nice and good

fucked her voice and fucked her mind

yeah and me

always too busy to talk

she’d ring me up

not now margot im so fucking bizzy havin’ an argument

not now margot i’m so fucking preoccupied with my own bullshit

margot came down to our last rehearsal with the orch

a skinny figure down the back dancing n singing along

swaying in her blitzed out way

all pale n gaunt like a weird woman

like someone from the middle ages she looked that last n final day

yeah we’ll catch up soon i said as i rushed off to the next important thing….

we were organising a gig for her may 22

she was gonna have a superstar band n everything

but i was always too busy to talk tho i had pledged my time to the project

anyway life finished her off

they say she may have died relatively peacefully relatively quickly

watch that word “relatively” tho

when your liver is packing it in after years of alcohol abuse

relatively is a relative term

i hope she didnt feel no fucken pain

i hope she drifted out of this sad n rotten world on a soft breeze

this vale of tears

this veil of tears

she called herself my sister

i wasnt much of a brother tho

bizzy busy bizzy i was always so busy bizzy

yeah i’ll catch up with ya soon little sister i’d say

now shes gone

did she know how much i couldnt bear to see what she’d done to herself

with the fuckin’ booze with the fuckin’ cigs…?

mind you she was elegantly wasted

a real damsel in distress

she was gutsy she was feisty she was a real fighter

but the filthy rotten poisonous grog killed her slow

she went down in agony over  decades

as it stripped her first

everytime you say you want to die i cant remember what you said

of one thing n another

i hate alcohol

i hate what it does

this woman shoulda been singing for another 3 decades

sad day

sad song

sad man

sad tragic inevitable useless pointless waste of a rare and fabulous gift

margot i’m sorry i was so fucking hectically impossibly busy

too busy to chat to ya for ten minutes

i hope heaven treats ya better than earth

if you come back again bring that lovely voice to this earth

margot you were one hell of a singer n writer

why did it have to fucking well end like this?


74 Responses to “margot smith rip”

  1. avatar
    Mark | 18 April 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    what a beautiful voice,what a shame

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    Mark | 18 April 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    What a shame she had a beautiful voice

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 18 April 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    I am so sorry for your loss. These have been some difficult months for you and yours. I hope the almighty can focus the light a little clearer for you in this unknown future and give guidance to you. I only know of the people you have recently lost thru the words you share. And the pain in your heart needs healing desperately. Please find some time for your self. I, as we all do, worry about you as a family member- some distance away. You are hurting inside, if it engulfs you anymore…please be wise and seek someone unconnected to free up some space in your mind and heart.

    I am so sorry for your loss.

    Darrin K.

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    Once | 18 April 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    OMG. I am SO sorry Steve. Don’t blame yourself, tho…she knew what it was and what it did. Some just make the choice. Others are saved. You can be the best friend in the world, and in that person’s soul, you still may not be able to mae a difference.

    This hurts me personally, a lot. I swear that I will dedicate myself to helping others with the affliction…I know it well…I’ll do it in her memory.

    Love and prayers, mate…

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    monksphere | 18 April 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    Yeah, alcohol, what can I say. Sorry it took your friend. It twists my mind into a hate spewing machine that one of the most damaging things out there is legal. Alcohol took my brother two years ago. What can you do? You can’t force a person to stop, you can maybe help them with whatever it is that makes them drink but I suppose in the end it’s up to the individual to stop and if they can’t what can you do but watch them waste away or cut them out of your life because watching is too painful. But there’s always the memories, for what their worth, and maybe a whole ton of regret.

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    Wil-O | 18 April 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    So sorry to hear that Kil-O. I never met Margot but it feels weird that I was standing right beside the two of you when you spoke for the last time.

    hugs from me to you.

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    Brian Ison | 18 April 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    Real tragic news. I had no idea she was suffering from alcoholism. That’s real sad to hear. I’ve seen the effects of this abuse take it’s toll on friends and family.

    I’m sorry to hear she’s gone. I do believe there is a better place.

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    Karen | 18 April 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    Just saw this on your fb page not long ago about the passing of your good friend .. hard for me some random on your page to say anything.. I dont know you ( & probably dont really understand half of what you write on here)& I certainly didnt know margot.. she had a great voice & you obviously loved her & Im sure she knew you did … everyone gets busy with thier own shit its inevitable & we always regret it when someone passes on… why didnt I do this and say that ect.. you loved her & she knew it Steven that I am sure of..
    this brought tears to my eyes take care xx

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    Anonymous | 18 April 2011 at 4:03 pm #

    Sorry, man.


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    Lyra | 18 April 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    Too bad it happened,she was a young girl 🙁
    So sorry to hear that
    Steve don’t feel guilty,she knows you love her,and she will love you forever from somewhere

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    queenhatshepsut | 18 April 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    You have me in tears. I’m so, so sorry about Margot. Don’t beat yourself up. Such a senseless tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    Worldpeace and a Speedboat | 18 April 2011 at 4:43 pm #

    oh fuck no. I heard she was ill… but. but…

    sk, unhappy for your sorrow.

    may you never be forgotten Margot, and may you have beauty and calm where ever you are – your talent was immeasurable.

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    Andreas | 18 April 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    Very sorry to hear about this Steve- although you had already revealed she was very ill, time passed, and one hoped against all hope that she could be better, that a miracle would happen. I often listen to her records and it is clear she was, as you perhaps would say, “full of fucking brilliant talent”. Sadly, she was perhaps too talented for this earth to recognize it. I am sorry that this day has come so soon. I am warmly close to you and all those who loved her.

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    DavidP | 18 April 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    I’m so sorry Steve
    this is very tragic
    dont beat yourself up for being busy
    she would have understood I reckon
    with no love lost on her part
    especially since you called her your little sister
    she would have felt the love in that and that was more than enough

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    peter mcnaughton | 18 April 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    She left those, like me, who never knew her- two wonderful albums to remember her by … so sad.

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    Lisa | 18 April 2011 at 5:59 pm #

    Beautiful singing voice, talented musician…what a tragic loss. Margot Smith I hope you are singing like an angel up in Heaven and free of the pain and misery that this earthly life gave you. Rest In Peace….

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    ASSMIDGET | 18 April 2011 at 6:00 pm #

    Sorry to hear this, I remember you guys collaborated often 12-15 years ago.

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    Michael | 18 April 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    I loved her stuff and always wondered where she’d gone. Yes very sad indeed.

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    Ithaki | 18 April 2011 at 7:26 pm #

    Dear Margot, rest in peace. I know you have found a happier place. I feel you watching over us sister. Love to you angel xxxx

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    Anakki Mayhem | 18 April 2011 at 7:26 pm #

    sometimes it can seem too hard to watch what someone has done to themselves but i’m sure she knew how much you really cared… RIP Margot & i wish there was a way to ease your grief… take care.

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    hellbound heart | 18 April 2011 at 7:43 pm #

    the brightest stars burn for the briefest time……..
    love and warmth both to margot’s family and to you……

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    david duchow | 18 April 2011 at 8:31 pm #

    what a loss!! She was like Janis Joplin… an immeasurable talent. Write her a song, Steve..

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    . | 18 April 2011 at 8:32 pm #

    peace be upon her and family
    no more to fight out
    abiit ad maiores
    in heaven

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    Gabrielle Wade | 18 April 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    I loved her. I remember when Mike first brought her to home to Ferny Grove and how they recorded songs there, how she loved a glass of Moet, how she sang and laughed and wanted me to make Prawn Jambalaya.The happy times when they lived in Federation Street at Red Hill. I remember the excitement when she got the recording contract with EMI, the nomination for best new talent at the ARIA Awards. How long ago was that? I was going to write to her when MIke told me how ill she was. I was going to get her address and then I forgot. I was going to do this and that and everything and now it’s all too late. I loved her. Rest in Peace Margot I’m sorry I didn’t write. Gabrielle

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    veleska1970 | 18 April 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    i am so sorry, steve. a thousand hugs.

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    Jmb066 | 18 April 2011 at 9:54 pm #


    So sorry for the loss of another friend. I know you feel you could of done more for her its a natural feeling, dont be so hard on yourself. I have seen you and Margot in many pictures over the last few months and I am sure you being there as friend meant a lot to her no matter how busy you are. The picture of Margot you are going to paint will be a reminder of that friendship and you still have your memories of time spent together.

    Take Care,


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    princey | 18 April 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    Oh no, such sad news sk. Her voice was one in a million, I hope she’s resting in peace now.

    Take care of yourself too Steve,
    love Amanda

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    Donna | 18 April 2011 at 9:57 pm #

    I’m so sorry…sorry for Margot, sorry for you. It’s so hard to watch someone we love die, whatever the reason. I sincerely hope in the days ahead that you’re not tormented by regret, but have only wonderful memories your talented little “sister”. (Hug!) Donna

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    Professor Ludic | 18 April 2011 at 10:42 pm #

    That damned, bitter, unbearable sting of loss. I am sorry to hear you must feel it again. I am sorry to hear about Margot. My hope is that small words from a sympathetic stranger can bring you even the briefest of comfort.

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    KevinN | 18 April 2011 at 11:38 pm #

    very sad. Taste is brilliant. she added me as a friend on FB just three days ago. I hope her new music will see the light of day somehow. peace and comfort to you SK. RIP Margot.

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    Caressa | 18 April 2011 at 11:43 pm #

    She now knows how you loved her… RIP Margot xo

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    Lara | 19 April 2011 at 12:05 am #

    So sorry, steve. How sad.

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    Anonymous | 19 April 2011 at 12:53 am #

    I spent many hours talking with Margot. And had a brief chance to see her in her element on a trip to Sydney. Drinks atop a hotel in the sky, seeing Aboriginal dancers do a private show for us, or thai food with Peter, Tim and her near the studio. But the best memories were our conversations on her porch with the mozzies biting me. You will be missed.

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    Barry | 19 April 2011 at 12:55 am #

    I spent many hours talking with Margot. And had a brief chance to see her in her element on a trip to Sydney. Drinks atop a hotel in the sky in the Sydney harbor, seeing Aboriginal dancers do a private show for us, or Thai food with Peter, Tim and her near the studio. But the best memories were our late night conversations on her porch with the mozzies biting me. You will be missed Margot.

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    Victor | 19 April 2011 at 1:44 am #

    And so time pauses again. I had long hoped to see her perform, ever since you introduced me to her glorious recorded music at Rozelle, 1995. Thank you for that, steve and my heartfelt empathy. Oh yes; she was adored.

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    fearless | 19 April 2011 at 2:05 am #

    I once know a girl called Margot. In 1986 we moved next door to each other in Bondi, Sydney, when I had first arrived in from New Zealand she lived with a band of teenagers from Brisbane called the Toxic Garden Gnomes. They’d moved to the big city to try and make it in the big time. My first memory is of a girl with ruby red lips and a white painted gothic face, knocking on our door to cadge money for cigarettes. She turned out to be a lovable nut and she and the Toxics became my closest friends in those years. We all had some unforgettable times. The Toxics turned into a great band and a few years later, when living in Melbourne, Margot made a demo. She knew about 5 chords, wrote a bunch of songs with them and put them on a cassette –just her voice and a no-name acoustic. I had to admire her guts. I lent her some cash for airfares, clothing and accommodation and she sat in the EMI Sydney office foyer until she forced someone to listen to it. She secured a multi-album record deal with EMI and was on her way.
    First album was great, but Margot couldn’t handle the success. She couldn’t really handle life actually, successful or not, without being wasted. She nearly cracked the U.S. but was too erratic to hold a band together and really shine the way she could have. Second album was darker. She had an acute sensitivity to emotional pain. We all know that music is about feeling emotion and transferring that to our playing so that it can be heard and shared. Margot seemed to feel an internal pain so strongly it was too much to bear sober. She had an insatiable thirst for emotional gratification too. When she spoke she challenged you to speak from your very soul.She spoke form her soul with a hunger for love.
    A few years back She came to my 40th birthday having travelled 600 miles, with an alcoholic seizure halfway in which she fell and fractured her cheek and eye socket. She discharged herself from hospital against strident advice and made it to the party in time to frighten my children with horrendous black/green/red/blue bruising and a blood eye.
    She was such a loyal friend and would drunkenly phone to talk about love and friendship and devotion and the great times and talks we’d had. Despite her increasing self-destruction she attracted some collaborators – Daniel Lanois, Michael Wade, Steve Kilbey, David Rule amongst others including others in the Church family.
    Always with an incredible voice and style and pain which just tore at your heart – sometimes too much to hear, particularly in her later work.
    She told us she was dying a year ago. No one was surprised she had liver damage but we expected that the doctors had “put the wind up her” in an effort to stop her drinking. She had a pretty bad prognosis. But she didn’t stop drinking. Her management abandoned her as did most of her friends, including me I am ashamed to say. Well I didn’t abandon her, but I was very short with her the last few years and pissed off because she needed to pull herself together and give up the booze beofer I’d let her see my four kids. Not that I can talk about moderation.
    She was a joy, an embarrassment, a delight and a pain. She was godmother to my eldest daughter. Bloody silly Margot I love you and trust you have peace

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    Wallace | 19 April 2011 at 2:47 am #


    It’s always hard when you wish you could have done more for someone. But that’s what bring’s you close. Hope she is finally at rest. My sympathy.

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    . | 19 April 2011 at 4:18 am #

    “taste” was on top of my cd stack
    almost like it was suppposed to be there
    the pictures in the cd booklet are nice
    a black & white slideshow of sorts
    some folks i’ve never met, but recognize
    others i have no clue who they are
    but seem to be enjoying themselves
    margot, steve, peter, and tim i see
    babies and toddlers, family, pets
    smiling faces, ambitious faces
    creative faces, yearning faces
    loving faces, working faces
    goofin’ off faces, celebrating faces
    a man in shades standing next to a sign
    the words read “change your life”
    how i wish i could remember that all the time
    the paths of all of us are interconnected
    directly and indirectly, in small and big ways
    i think we all know this or are moving towards that
    even when we think we should have done something more

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    Anonymous | 19 April 2011 at 5:23 am #

    without being angry about the alcohol or not having enough time sometimes… she was beautiful; that’s what I heard. it’s a beautiful day; I bet she would want to make sure you can still see it.

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    eekie | 19 April 2011 at 5:54 am #

    Absolutely heartbreaking.
    I wish peace for her and everyone who loved her — that includes you, Steven.

    And I fervently hope you never have to write another of these.

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    plumlady | 19 April 2011 at 8:02 am #

    So very sad; I will have to check out her music per these recommendations. Alcohol is a nasty thing to so many people. Claimed my fathers life this same day back in 1974 when I was just a teenager. And then to a musician friend just last year. And well, could have/better not ever, to my boyfriend now. He’s quit drinking because he knows what it could do to him and he doesn’t want to destroy his life. I’m so thankful to not have any addictions …other than to shoes. Take care Steve; Margot knows that you loved her and now she finally is at peace.

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    geenunn | 19 April 2011 at 8:26 am #

    a sweet bird flown too soon…

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    Richard | 19 April 2011 at 9:10 am #

    I met Margot after the Factory Gig in March 2009
    my memories of that night are hazy
    but she made an impression on me
    she referred to you as ‘Steven’
    she reminded me of a movie star I’d never met
    she was classy

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    mattyc | 19 April 2011 at 10:25 am #

    we try to remember to forget
    and make time we need to waste
    and spend time, burning a hole in our pocket
    and we regret regretting
    what a waste of time
    the moment past
    it could have been, but wasn’t
    but we learn
    next time will be different
    next time we’ll connect
    we’ll talk,laugh
    we’ll reminisce
    next time, we won’t fuck it up
    but it’s so hard to remember…

    So sorry for the loss of your friend.

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    captain mission | 19 April 2011 at 10:28 am #

    tragic steve, i know she loved you man, i spent that day with her and all she did was talk about how amazing you are, although she didn’t have to convince me. alcohol, how i hate it to…be kind to yourself.

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    rusty | 19 April 2011 at 10:31 am #

    Yes you are adored by a multitude of whores….
    Maybe someone should have advised her that’s not a great opening for a debut single no matter how true it is.
    Not that she would have listened.
    Hope she finds peace.
    And you too.

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    BigSmilesKate | 19 April 2011 at 11:05 am #

    Be glad you knew her Steve for so long and so well.
    Big loves

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    Martha | 19 April 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    Gut wrenching and sad. So sorry for your loss.
    Tearfully makes me think of those lost that I’ve known myself (and those i’ll never know). Others that I worry about, but have a hard time bearing their self-destruction so close. Reminds me that I have a friend to call and catch up with. time is a big part of what makes this life so precious.

    take care of yourself, my condolences.

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    Cocoamo | 19 April 2011 at 12:09 pm #

    We are so sorry about your friend.

    My father was an artist, a genious, an Army colonel who served in WWII, but I remember him most as an alcoholic. I was lucky to miss the last years, where he heard voices he thought were communists coming to get him, and chased my little brothers and sisters around with a bat because he didn’t recognize them. Finally one day, after drinking a 5th of vodka, his esophageal varices burst and he left this earth in a sea of blood.

    Along the way our mother escaped into her religion. We were left to raise ourselves. Ultimately, the children suffer.

    Alcohol has claimed so many, you would think we would expect the ultimate result, yet the freshness of the stinging wound surprises us. It always seems that we should have done something more…

    My sympathy for your heavy heart.

    Your friend in Pennsylvania
    (Now in Cocoa Beach)

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    William Bowden | 19 April 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    Well at least she got to hear her final album mastered before she went. I didn’t realise how far gone things were either – otherwise I would have called her back on friday. Perhaps there’ll a memorial drinks somewhere, a sort of ‘Painkiller’ if you like Steve…

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    mellow yellow | 19 April 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    its so sad what alcohol does to people, turns your intestines into mush, used to turn me into a monster, gave it up, feel sorry for all the drunks as you drive by the local tavern, not me any more, thought I was a better writer, player when I was hammered, dangerous mr bad example, cant stand the beer commercials on TV, teaching young people its cool to get drunk, look how it shortened maurice gibbs life, shortened my dad’s life, dont mess with dad whens he’s drunk, mom pushed him out a window one time, he deserved it, yet he was successful, very successful, why why, something missing, maybe a lack of self respect, like a driving a fast motorcyle, you’re gonna crash, sorry for your loss steve, nothing you could do, singing helpless, helpless, helpless.

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    Steven Krut | 19 April 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    Very sorry, Steve. I hope Margot is in a happier place now.

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    Starflower | 19 April 2011 at 6:34 pm #

    Ob-la-di, ob-la-da,
    Life goes on, bra,
    La la how the life goes on. The Beatles

    Rest in peace Margot
    We all get caught up in this life Steve with our own stuff
    No regrets. You care, you were a friend, that’s enough!

    Love always,
    Starly xxx

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    andy | 19 April 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    steve, youv’e taken such a battering these last few years.
    so sorry about margo, grantley et all…….
    and family issues dragging at you too.
    it’s like an assault course designed to strip away all happiness.
    yer a great bloke kilbey….otherwise you wouldn’t be hurting so much.
    i don’t know why so much shit keeps coming your way.
    it’s all got to be random…..hasn’t it ?
    no one deserves to be put through the mangle like you have.

    love on ya kilbs….loads of it,
    hurting too,

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    redgrevillea | 19 April 2011 at 9:15 pm #

    my condolences Steve, she was a great artist and, i gather, a beautiful person. alcohol is a bitch and a c*** and i hate what it does to people, too.

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    sue c | 19 April 2011 at 11:27 pm #

    She loved and adored you Steve, no doubt about that. I’m still trying to come to terms that she’s gone. Even though it was inevitable, it was still such a shock. I thought she’d still have more time on this earth or maybe I was just in denial. Our last conversation wasn’t one of our better ones but our last goodbye (the morning before your big concert) is something I’ll cherish. We had many highs and lows esp this past year. I’ll miss her like nothing on earth, even our heated arguments. She inspired me, infuriated me, made me laugh when I was down. She was a diva at times, stubborn as all hell, reckless, but still beautiful to me, even while her body was failing her …I loved her and I’ll miss her forever. Her final album is something very special. RIP Lion x

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    Deanne Clark | 20 April 2011 at 2:14 am #

    I’m so saddened to hear that such a lovely person and wonderful talent is gone; Margot had a major impact on my life many years ago and I will always remember her warmth, energy, and music.

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    Kraig | 20 April 2011 at 3:26 am #

    May God be with Margot’s family and friends in this time of need! I lost my Dad a year ago and completely know how this feels! No words can describe losing a family member, close friend, or even a pet!? Let’s pray that she makes it to the other-side safely, and has a great afterlife! May God Bless her family and friends now and forever! Sorry for your loss Steve.

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    Big Al | 20 April 2011 at 10:20 am #

    Ah Steve, triumphant one moment lost in pain another. Good thoughts to you my friend. It’s hard to watch a good love grow wilted, harder to accept that they have gone.
    A heart like yours was NOT wasted on Margot. Spirits fly and the oceanic lights are (not so) cleverly dimmed.

    Love Bigs

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    Meg Manestar | 20 April 2011 at 2:33 pm #


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    Rob | 20 April 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    Who else is waiting to be loved, to be acknowledged, or simply appreciated? Make that phone call, send a signal of love. All good things are an expression of love. Is anger not simply fear? Is remorse an expression of self pity? You are a very powerful man. Choose wisely…

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    Jonny Hollywood | 21 April 2011 at 7:31 am #

    Margot is now sleeping with the lion 🙂

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    Conrad Hunter | 21 April 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    It all so easy to get caught up in the “things” we think are so important to us. It’s also a lot easier to relate to things than people because with things we can control, to a certain degree, their outcome. With people not so much. I lost a good friend three weeks ago to cancer. He was a great musician and we were in one of our first bands back in high school. His sister had been trying to engineer a band reunion for him but all of us former band members were too busy with our “things” to make it happen in time. We finally got together for his funeral. I won’t let that happen the next time opportunity presents itself; all we really have as humans is each other.

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      thetimebeing | 22 April 2011 at 9:45 am #

      oh jesus thats tragic about the band reunion
      its a lesson …this aint no permanent thing here…for any of us
      so easy to say so hard to do : cherish every moment

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    Francis Sullivan | 22 April 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    Margot, met you a couple of times, had a great dinner and long chat. A moman, wise of the world,knowledgble in it’s ways and still holding that purity of soul we all desire. The world is a smaller and much blander place without you

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    Chloe | 23 April 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    i work in the pharmacy in bondi that margo always came too, i heard the news today, it came as a shock, i saw her on saturday, i sat out the front of the pharmacy with her for a bit. i know i didi not know her as well as many of you, but even from our short talks at the pharmacy i had become very fond of her, and her amazing talent. She really touched me, even if we were just talking about lipstick…. an amazing talent lost, may her memory live on through her music. RIP Margot x

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      sue c | 5 May 2011 at 6:41 pm #

      Chloe, she often mentioned the lovely people at her pharmacy, you included. Always with a smile. Thanks for being a friend to her, I can imagine her talking lipstick. x

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    OldFriend | 5 May 2011 at 11:55 am #

    Devastated to hear this news. Margot you were a gem of such beauty and the biggest nutjob ever to be rolled into one. I’m so sorry I didn’t have the emotional fortitude or the understanding of your condition to try harder with you. You drove me insane, crazyheart, but you supported other people’s creative efforts like no-one else I’ve ever met. I will never forget.
    Steve – so sorry for your loss.

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    A.M. | 13 May 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    Sympathies. One more ally on the other side.

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    Robert H | 7 June 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    I didn’t know until earlier today. It’s fucked up! She was a talent. RIP.

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    Jamie K. | 30 September 2011 at 12:05 am #

    I’ve only just heard. Margot and I were mates at acting school in 1985. She introduced me to ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’, the original live version on ‘The Way To Go Out’. We used to play it over and over and over. Wore the record out. I remember her rapt face during the chorus. I’ll always be grateful for her fierce friendship during that fraught year. I haven’t spoken to her for 25 years.

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    john m | 10 October 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    I too have only heard not long ago and I too have not spoken to her for 25 years and have only now discovered her beautiful music. Margot and I sgared a house that she found for me in 1986 in Bris, rescuing me from a messy breakup in the process,an dintroducing me to the life love music and laundromats. The screaming tribesman played in Bris the other month and I immediately thought of margot, being a big tribesman fan at the time. She would drag me to dark clubs and we would dance and drink and smoke …maybe too much…go well Margot

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    Lisa | 9 April 2014 at 2:50 am #

    I’m in you. You’re in me.
    Framptons words that take me straight to thoughts of Margot.
    We were side by side those early years.
    Margot was the greatest dreamer that ever lived.
    I miss her so.

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    Jason Steadman | 21 January 2015 at 4:49 pm #

    I first saw a Photo of Margo at Kilbey’s Place in Surrey Hills. I thought she was a Sexy Vamp! I wanted to meet her. Russell Killbey told me about her background etc. Steve called I answered the Phone! He wanted to speak to Russ.
    Years later we Toured together and became close friends! We never had a Rowl and one Night she did me the Honour of Performing one of my Songs Live (Invisable Poet). I lived with Geoff Smith in Paddington for a while so I got to see her through him luckily.
    We had a Karma Connection in this Life and probably others… To be continued.
    The Funeral was sad… I sat next to Steve and he gave a Funny and Honest Speech. Later at the Pub he gave me a “Curious” look!?!

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