Punk legend Jordan has passed away

Posted On 04 Apr 2022 at 3:21 pm

Jordan Mooney

It is with the greatest sadness that the family of Jordan Mooney and myself (her partner) are announcing that she has passed away at the tender age of 66.

She died peacefully a stone’s throw away from the sea in her home town of Seaford, East Sussex in the company of her loving family at 9pm last night (Sunday 3rd April).

Jordan Mooney

Spacewords Brighton

Jordan (Pamela Rooke) has left her mark on this planet, whether it be as ‘The Queen of Punk’, or for her veterinary work and countless prize winning cats. She lived life to the full and was true to herself and others throughout the whole of her life. She was totally trusted and respected by all those who knew her.

Jordan Mooney

Jordan was a blessed rare individual indeed. She did not want any speculation regarding her passing, and wished for the world to know that after a short period of illness, she succumbed to a relatively rare form of cancer known as cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer).

Jordan was a wonderful woman and will be remembered for countless decades to come.

Jordan Mooney

The Rooke family have requested time to grieve their loss and would ask everyone to kindly respect this – thank you.

Pamela Rooke (23rd June 1955 – 3rd April 2022).

  1. paul smithson Reply

    Sad news. Met her a few times, always chatty especially about moggies. RIP.

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thanks for you comment Paul.

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      She certainly was Paul x

    • Stuart Black Reply

      I Always wanted to meet her but never got the chance, Just bought her book last month I will start it tomorrow , Sad news indeed.

  2. Dawn Lonergan Reply

    God bless her. Was a fan of hers for a long time and only met her the once at the HOME event in Manchester. Beautiful kind lady, will be sadly missed. RIP x

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Yes Dawn she enjoyed that HOME event x

  3. Steve Clements Reply

    Nick, I’m so sorry to hear this. She was an amazing person and I can’t imagine how you’re feeling. Stay strong and hope to see you soon. Steve

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Cheers Steve x

  4. David Johnson Reply

    I took some smashing pix of Jordan at Simon Barker’s exhibition Punk’s Dead in 2012. She was a treat to meet.

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thanks David x

    • Stuart Black Reply

      Some great pics mate

      • Nick Linazasoro Reply

        Thanks Stuart.

  5. Valerie Reply

    Oh no! I blurted. What a shock to hear of this 1970’s punk icon sliding off. I have clear memories of her Worlds End London time. I lived nearby and marvelled at her bravery in bondage gear and that red tartan skirt & biker boots. It was so creatively edgy and unique. And that beehive…yup; her place in fashion history is forever! Rest easy.

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thanks Valerie x

  6. Ian OPG Reply

    Sad news, had met Jordan a number of times
    Always happy to chat
    Such an influence, icon and lovely person
    There will never be another like her
    Love & condolences to all who knew and loved her

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thanks Ian x

  7. iCeY Reply

    Sorry for your loss Nick – Only met her briefly, twice at fairly recent Adam Ant gigs, Brighton and Roundhouse, but she was lovely, really friendly. She was a real icon. RIP Jordan and condolences to all her family, loved ones and friends.

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thanks very much x

  8. Ruins Reply

    I only knew her as an icon. I was too young – missing the punk scene by about ten years and an ocean away (proper). But I know I have that infamous pic in my collection of saved images somewhere (paper or data) because it was so powerful and she was so unique. I’m so terribly sorry for your loss but I’m glad that she lived a long life and died amongst loved ones.

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thank you x

  9. edward newbrook Reply

    yes very sad news…..i met her twice…..sad to have gone aged 66..

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thanks Edward x

  10. Graham Crabb Reply

    So sorry Nick. Privileged to have met Pamela and it meant a lot that she came to our gigs and would be right down the front getting bang into it. Condolences to her closest, all of us at PWEI x

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Yep she loved The Hope & Ruin gig in Brighton x

  11. Steve Lodge Reply

    An absolutely wonderful, intelligent woman. Kind and funny, it was my pleasure to have met and had drinks with her many times over the last 10 years. Much love to you all Nick.
    The World has lost an icon, punk has lost a legend.
    She will NEVER be forgotten by any of us that met her xx

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Perfect description Steve x

  12. Maria Viskochil Edwards Reply

    Heartfelt condolences to Jordan’s family, friends & fans. She was an original who lived her life to the fullest & champion to cats. Your legacy will continue to burn bright and the world is better for you having been in it. RIP sweet angel.

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thanks Maria x

  13. Pete Johnson Reply

    I only met her once last year, but such a presence and energy, sad to hear she has passed. Thoughts are for you Nick too xx

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thanks Pete x

  14. edward newbrook Reply

    yes im still in a state of slight shock…only the other day there was a post on the london in the 60s and 70s facebook page everybody talking about her…a very sad dull day when we have lost her and june brown…2 very different ladies in life……my deepest sympathy…ed newbrook.

  15. Tim Lane Reply

    So sorry to hear this Nick, I met her through you and found her instantly likeable , always interested in what was going on and a pleasure to be with ….. will never forget her X

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thank you Tim. She loved The Pink Diamond Revue very much x

  16. Debbie Orr Reply

    Such an icon, never got to meet her, but lover her all the same, they will never be another jordan, Rip Jordan never to be forgotten, sending love to all her family just so sad, xxx

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thanks Debbie x

  17. Wendy Reply

    She was such a lovely lady. My friend is a huge Adam Ant fan and at his last concert in Brighton we were standing next to Pamela. Afterwards, we had a lovely chat and took photos with her. My friend was gutted he forgot to ask for an autograph – a few weeks later my husband bumped into her in Seaford and got her autograph for my friend. Treasured memories. My sincere condolences to Nick and all Pamela’s loved ones.

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thanks Wendy x

  18. Greg (a Yank) Reply

    Nick I am shocked and saddened to hear of Jordan’s passing.

    In a world filled with worthless “Influencers” we need to acknowledge a true ICON and complete one-off. There are individuals and there is Jordan. I loved the fact that she was a cat person as much as I loved her participation in Punk. I’d only recently gotten her biography and was hoping maybe someday I could come across the Pond and maybe meet her at an event. So sad 😞

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thanks for your comment Greg x

  19. Wayne Christie Reply

    So sorry for your loss Nick. I feel shocked and saddened when heard of the passing of Jordan.I met her briefly last August at the Discharge gig at the Lewes Con club. We chatted briefly and I went away in awe of meeting such an iconic legend. My only regret is that I didn’t speak to her longer and have my picture taken with her. My meeting with her will stay with me always…she will never be forgotten. May she rest in peace 💔

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thanks Wayne.

  20. johna johnson Reply

    I’ve posted this elswhere but i think people need to know how special Jordan was. To say I’m shocked is an understatement ,I thought Jordan was indestructible. Not quite sure what to say to be honest
    I’m not going to use such a word as Legend because it feels like a fake compliment when you look at most of the other legends Maybe Iconic ?
    Jordan was a truly remarkable women . She was unique , a pioneer who copied no one but inspired thousands ; Men and Women . In the future if we have a future after these greedy self serving bar stewards haven’t destroyed the planet When people Google or what ever the future search engines are If they type in Punk Rock ,Fashion or any other thing she contributed to One of the first names shown will be Jordan because she was an integral cog in anything she contributed to .So she will be immortal
    I still remember walking into Seditionaries [ Vivienne and Malcom’s shop after hearing the stories in music papers about this fearsome assistant .only to be greeted with a smile .She even even let me off £1 .I reminded her years later and she asked for it back
    imagine .This will be a shock for anyone who was around the Sex Pistols or the early Adam and the Ants gigs and all the people who knew her through the Punk connections .Can’t imagine what Adam’s going through now .She mothered all those Original Ants fans who were 13 /14 years old and made sure they were ok .I interviewed Jordan at Hebden Bridge for a documentary i was doing .It was a great night .
    My last correspondence with her was when my book came out She congratulated me and i sent her a copy . I hope it cheered her up
    Jordan Mooney’s Favourite Ants song was Zerox I’ think i’m gonna give it a blast maybe she’ll hear it on the other side and smile knowing people are thinking of her .
    Fly free Jordan RIP

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thank you for the kind words.

    • Paul Abraham Reply

      So well described!

      Thank you johna johnson.

      My thoughts are with you Nick and family


      • Nick Linazasoro Reply

        Thanks Paul.

  21. Vicky Lumley Reply

    So very sorry. Shocking that such a bright light has gone out so suddenly. She was an inspiration.

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thanks Vicky.

  22. Elizabeth Ziritt Reply

    The world is a darker place without this beautiful creature. In a harsh society she remained modest and magnificent. You are missed Dear Jordan. Thank You for sharing your magic and kindness.

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Thank you Elizabeth.

  23. Diz Reply

    Sorry for your loss Nick
    Will be raising a glass on Thursday at the Brighton Subs gig to an amazing human being.

    • Nick Linazasoro Reply

      Cheers Neil.

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