Maya Maloff, Daniel Jaffke, Philip Seymour Hoffman | CB022

We say goodbye to Maya Maloff, Daniel Jaffke and Philip Seymour Hoffman, who all recently passed away within 6 days of each other. Maya Maloff aka Maya Rilkoff was a singer-songwriter from Canada who passed Monday, January 27, 2014. Since the beginning of the Chris Brake Show, Maya has been calling in and leaving us messages about her life. We even got to interview her live on the show once, which was awesome. She left us one final voice mail message the day before she died, and we wish we could have talked to her one last time. She was an amazingly interesting and fun spirit, and she will be greatly missed

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Maya Maloff aka Maya Rilkoff

Maya Maloff aka Maya Rilkoff

Daniel Jaffke was a local Indianapolis musician who passed away Friday, January 31st. He played in Two O’Clock Twilight and other bands. His music was truly one of a kind and his voice was very soulful and emotional. We play some of Daniel’s music on the show and talk about a little-known skateboard trick he invented called the “Dirty Pop.” Jaffke’s family has set up a memorial fund which you can donate to here, and the Rock House in Indianapolis is holding a special Daniel Jaffke Memorial Show on March 14th with 100% of the door going to Daniel’s family members. Daniel was truly a great creative force that Indianapolis will miss.

Wayne Bertsch's comic

Wayne Bertsch’s comic “Barfly” remembers Daniel Jaffke

Philip Seymour Hoffman was a famous American actor who passed away Sunday, February 2nd 2014. He’s been in over 50 movies, including Scent of a Woman, Twister, Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, Patch Adams, Magnolia, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Almost Famous and Punch-Drunk Love. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in Capote. Philip Seymour Hoffman’s talents will be greatly missed.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman


17 thoughts on “Maya Maloff, Daniel Jaffke, Philip Seymour Hoffman | CB022

    • Thanks a bunch for listening, Kendall. And thanks for using Daniel Jaffke’s song on May Maya, Daniel, Philip continue to inspire us all.


  1. I only know the great Philip Seymour Hoffman. He was as fine an actor as I have ever seen – probably the best of all time, because he could play any role absolutely brilliantly. He was a genius and to lose a genius, is like losing a beloved. It diminishes the planet.


    • Daniel was a local Indianapolis musician. And Maya was a fan of our show. She used to call in on a regular basis before her life tragically ended. She was a truly amazing spirit and was a joy to talk to. You can learn more about her directly from her own voice on episode #16. -chris


  2. I appreciate the respect you show these talented souls. As someone said above, the loss of a genius is a loss to the world. I would and the loss of any creative intellect or giving person.

    Thank you for following my blog. Death and the deceased are much on my mind these days, with my book coming out soon that addresses grief and renewal (I’m not really trying to plug myself, just explain why this post of yours especially hit me). In 13 years I lost a husband, a long time lover/partner, my daddy, my 16 year old dog, two brothers-in-law, two close friends, and several colleagues and acquaintances, including four to suicide. Your program reminds me that we all suffer deaths, I’m not special in that regard.

    Best wishes from El Paso, Texas.


  3. Shame they had to die. You guys were very respectful. Loved your podcasts on youtube. I definitely want to see Sarah shave her head. Very funny, all of you. Thanks for following my blog. I’m following yours. Looking forward to more podcasts!


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