Sylvain Mizrahi was an American rock guitarist, most notable for being a member of the New York Dolls, and was professionally known as Sylvain Sylvain. He was born on February 14, 1951, in Cairo, Egypt.
According to a statement posted on his Facebook page, he died of cancer at the age of 69. According to the post, which was shared on Thursday night, she died on Wednesday after fighting the illnessfor two and a half years.
Travel on well Sylvain Sylvain you all-time great rock and roller (February 14, 1951 – January 13, 2021) pic.twitter.com/8K124zl0IN
In a Facebook post-Thursday, Sylvain’s wife, Wanda O’Kelley Mizrahi, shared the news of his death, revealing he died Wednesday.
On March 18, 2010, Sylvain and Cheetah Chrome of The Dead Boys and Rocket from the Tombs debuted their new band, The Batusis, at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. On Smog Veil Records, their EP is.
Sylvain emerged in 2015 with a new band from Austin, Texas called Sylvain Sylvain and the Sylvain’s, consisting of Chris Alaniz (drums), Jason “Ginchy” Kottwitz (guitar), and Gabriel Von Asher (guitar) (bass). They performed at South by Southwest in March 2016.
In 2018, Sylvain joined forces with Steve Conte, Sami Yaffa, and Robert Eriksson in Tokyo as “The Dolls.” for two one-off dates. They played on February 11 at Shinjuku Marz, and on February 12 at Shimokitazawa Garden.
Sylvain has been residing in Nashville since 2015, after living in Atlanta for several years. Sylvain Sylvain has been battling drugs since the 1970s.
In 1972, he wrestled with addiction and overdosed, but he survived. On April 27, 2019, Sylvain announced that he had cancer.
RIP Sylvain Sylvain, bringing the style and swagger to the original Glam-Punk Gods #NewYorkDolls! Heroes to my Heroes… I’m gonna put on “Trash” & “Pills” & “(There’s Gonna Be A) Showdown” in honor of Sylvain and the rest of the lipstick killers! pic.twitter.com/Vm9Oo5bDrD
Sylvain passed away from cancer on January 13, 2021. The news was announced in a Facebook post on Thursday by his wife, Wanda O’Kelley Mizrahi, who shared the news. she wrote, “As most of you know, Sylvain battled cancer for the past two and 1/2 years. Though he fought it valiantly, yesterday he passed away from this disease. While we grieve his loss, we know that he is finally at peace and out of pain. Please crank up his music, light a candle, say a prayer and let’s send this beautiful doll on his way.”
Sylvain Sylvain Mizrahi
Rest In Peace
February 14, 1951 ~ January 13, 2021
As most of you know, Sylvain battled cancer…
So many tears so many who have passed. Sylvain Sylvain created the New York Dolls, clothed the New York Dolls, put a guitar in Johnny‘s hands, wrote fantastic songs and lived the life, a life that manifested bands all over the world. You are loved Syl. pic.twitter.com/eZmBpvudMF
Aw man….One of the NYC originals, Sylvain Sylvain has passed away. He was a true sweetheart. In 1980 sitting on a couch in my old band loft, he gave me my stage name of Steve Stevens. Where’d ya get that beat, got that beat on 14th street. pic.twitter.com/90zp6zaDUj