Jimmy Webb, beloved stylist and buyer at New York City’s Trash And Vaudeville and more recently his own shop called I NEED MORE has passed away. The cause of death has not yet been reported. However, it was known that Webb was battling cancer.
Trash And Vaudeville has been a mainstay in Manhattan’s East Village since 1975, and none of its employees were more beloved than Jimmy Webb. The store is known as a clothing provider for the punk rock community and other counter-culture movements.
Unfortunately, its shining star in Webb, grew a bit dimmer with his passing.
Rollins recently spoke of the event with the New York Post.
“I flew out from LA; I had to be there for Jimmy,” Rollins said. “He was not doing well, and I had no doubt that it would be my last time seeing him. Cancer is a hell of a thing.”
Harry also spoke with the Post saying “We are all going to miss our wonderful friend Jimmy Webb. There goes a lovely unique NYC character. I feel lucky to have known him.”
We lost a great rock n roll human being today, Jimmy you will be sorely missed. As you are so loved so much by so many, you will live on in our hearts forever. You are truly one of a kind. & there will never be… https://t.co/EeL4UuA147
— Slash (@Slash) April 15, 2020
Jimmy Webb was a great friend of mine. I bought every pair of Cuban heeled boots that I wore from 1987 – 2011 at Trash & Vaudeville from Jimmy. Rest in peace brother we will miss you. You came from the time of true rock and roll 👢❤ https://t.co/WYSPy77GAO
— Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) April 14, 2020
Very sad to hear of the passing today of Jimmy Webb of @IxNEEDxMORE. Jimmy was a legend in the rock n’ roll community and one the kindest and funniest guys you’d ever want to meet. RIP Jimmy. You will be forever missed pic.twitter.com/5WaU8FQR1H
— Brian Weaver (@BrianWeaverYO) April 14, 2020
Jimmy was a RocknRoll renaissance man. A true survivor & inspiration.His heart was always full of love and he let the world know it.We will all miss his special spirit. NYC will never feel the same without Jimmy’s smile waiting for you as you entered his store. RIP Rockstar https://t.co/ntG9Pvo4Fk
— xxıS ıʞʞıN (@NikkiSixx) April 15, 2020
Our friend, Jimmy Webb, a legend and a St. Marks St. legend, stylist of the punks, famous and not, has passed. I’m so very sad and we’ll all miss your energetic, warm soul. The city will not be the same without you. pic.twitter.com/RI06gv8f0C
— Joan Jett (@joanjett) April 15, 2020
I can’t believe he haspast. To me he was an East VillageIcon. I will miss him so much❤️❤️🔥🌀 pic.twitter.com/wzpLeiCHre
— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) April 14, 2020
We’re sure gonna miss our good pal, #JimmyWebb. He was so generous with his kindness. I will never forget.
I think the best thing to do to honor him this evening is turn on Iggy Pop and dance. #INeedMore pic.twitter.com/4TfBmBuMfV
— Tyler Bryant (@thetylerbryant) April 14, 2020
— Dave Davies (@davedavieskinks) April 15, 2020
Webb was only 62 years old. He is remembered as being kind, eccentric, caring and one of the greatest stylists and people you would ever meet.
In an interview Webb where Webb was asked what scene he represents, he responded perfectly.
“My rock scene is in the streets of New York. I don’t know if I had a scene, I just lived rock and roll. Rock and roll is in my heart, it’s in my spirit, it’s forever and always. It was there probably since the day I was born[…] The spirit of rock and roll is in the soul.”
Rest easy, Jimmy Webb.