Smashing Pumpkins’ D’arcy Wretzky Makes Heartbreaking Announcement


Original Smashing Pumpkins bassist D’arcy Wretzky posted the following on Facebook, announcing the death of her beloved horse Lona:

“everybody seems to be going through so much bad shit lately …
… me & mine have been too.
i don’t come on fb very much anymore, but it isn’t because i don’t think about you all …
… it’s cause i think about you & your’s a lot … it’s overwhelming.
May the powers that be bless you and keep you & yours well.”

She added, “Lona, she was my angel for 25 of her 35 years. Rest in peace my darling sweet love.”

Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan revealed in August 2016 that he had reconnected with D’arcy, and that the original Smashing Pumpkins lineup were discussing possibly reuniting, following the reunion performances that Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin did in spring 2016.

In an April 2016 Blast Echo interview, Wretzky called Iha’s reunion with Corgan and Chamberlin ‘really healthy’ and said she would ‘consider going back’ to the Pumpkins. She also said she’s clean from drugs and is ‘healthier now than she’s ever been in her life.’

In a recent WGN Radio interview, Chamberlin hinted that the band have plans for 2018.

Below is a photo of D’arcy’s horse Lona, followed by a post by her boyfriend last year describing her current life.

D’arcy’s longtime boyfriend wrote in a Smashing Pumpkins Facebook group in April 2016, “I would like to say that D’arcy is not on drugs. As her boyfriend of four years I would not be with someone who is on drugs. She is healthy, mentally and physically. Last night when I came home from work she was with several other musicians who were over and she was playing bass and having a great time with it, after she was done playing we all ate sushi and had a great time. She was smiling all night, and that’s great to see.”

He also said, “Since I have met her she has come a long way. One wintery night in 2012 we listened to SP all night and drove around in a snow storm singing along and having a good time (and doing doughnuts in the snow) it had been over 10 years since she had listened to her band’s music. When I met her she couldn’t even bear to listen to the radio. She has been working on herself and continues to do so. I can tell you that she is one of the most unselfish, empathetic, caring, giving, and sensitive, people I have ever met. Is she addicted? yes, addicted to fashion, science fiction, home renovation projects, Star Wars books, and our animals.”