Deborah Bone, the Inspiration for Pulp’s ‘Disco 2000,’ Has Died
Deborah Bone, the inspiration behind the1995 Pulp hit, 'Disco 2000,' passed away on Dec. 30 of bone marrow cancer. She was 51 years old. Though hardly a household name, the inspiring nature of the mental health worker lives on.
A childhood friend of Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Bone was heralded as a champion of young people's mental health issues. Before her death, she was awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for her services to children’s mental health. The news was announced by her husband via her blog, which detailed her cancer battle: “Deborah was a truly inspirational woman, always putting other people before herself. She worked tirelessly to improve the lives of those around her." She is survived by husband Colin, and their daughters, Pollyanna and Jemima.
"Well we were born within one hour of each other / Our mothers said we could be sister and brother / Your name is Deborah, Deborah. It never suited ya," Cocker sang in the Top 10 U.K. hit. "Born in Sheffield, my claim to fame is growing up and sleeping with Jarvis Cocker," Bone recalled on her blog. "Well someone had to do it, and it was all perfectly innocent! But we never did get to meet up by the fountain down the road."