So many music and screen icons have died young Jim Morrison, Marc Bolan, Jimi Hendrix, River Phoenix and James Dean many from tragic accidents that robbed the world of potential that was never fulfilled.But Ian Curtis, Joy Division’s front man, didn't die in a tragic accident like the many before him he took his own life at the tender age of twenty three in 1980. Anton Corbijn’s new movie Control looks at the early days of the band Joy division as well as the turbulent relationship he had with his wife.Ian and Deborah Curtis both grew up in Macclesfield during the 1960s and were only teenagers when they tied the knot: Ian was nineteen and Deborah was just eighteen years old.Deborah admits to be in awe of Curtis and was quick to conform to a strict behavioural code that he laid down, She has also suggested that she doesn't think she stood out in terms of attraction for Curtis, instead, saw her as someone he could control and mould.She gave up her A-Level studies and began to drift away from her friends and family. Four years after their marriage Deborah gave birth to Natalie, she was to be the couple's only child.

But as Joy Division began to become popular and prominent in the music industry and Curtis struggled maintaining a stable home and marriage as well as a rock and roll lifestyle.

His life began to spiral out of control as he battled depression, volatile behaviour and epilepsy. The medication that he was put on to control the seizures heightened his paranoia. He began to push his wife away and embarked on an affair with a young Belgian Embassy worker Annik Honore.

On May 18 1980 Curtis returned to his Macclesfield home facing a divorce. He watched the movie Stroszek, about a man torn between two women so he commits suicide to end his suffering, listened to Iggy Pop's The Idiot before hanging himself in the kitchen.

But over the years rocky marriages are just part and parcel of the rock and roll territory with many suffering the consequences of heavy alcohol and drug use, domestic violence and some resulting in tragic consequences.

The marriage of Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love is a prime and most recent example of a drug fuelled marriage that ended with the death of Cobain.

Cobain and singer Courtney Love began dating in 1991. The couple were married in Hawaii on February 24 1992, later that year their daughter Frances was born.

But the pair caused controversy when Love claimed that she used heroin while she was pregnant, Love later stated that Vanity Fair had misquoted her. After their daughter was born the child was placed in the custody of Love's sister while a court decided if Cobain and Love were suitable parents. After several months they gained full custody of their daughter.

Troubled Cobain had battled with a heroin addiction for many years and by 1990 his habit was out of control that he was passing out in photoshoots before taking an overdose. He sought help in 1992, just after he discovered he was going to be a father, but his addiction resurfaced.

Throughout his career the singer also battled severe depression, chronic bronchitis and an intense physical pain thought to be an undiagnosed stomach condition, but no doctor was able to pinpoint it's source.

In 1994 Cobain's mental state took a turn for the worse when he attempted suicide whilst in Rome with his wife when he over dosed on champagne and Rohypnol.

Later the same month Love called the police claiming that Cobain was suicidal and had locked himself in a room with a gun. But Cobain denied that he was suicidal but was in fact hiding from his wife.

On April 8 1994 Cobain was discovered in the spare room above the garage with and had died from 'a self inflicted shotgun wound to the head'.

However in the years since his death their have been many questions raised over the cause of death being suicide. It has been suggested that his death was homicide as the level of heroin in his body at time of death would have left him unable to pull the trigger.

Courtney Love has also been accused by Cobain fans of playing a part in the death of the singer.

But not all turbulent rock marriages have ended in death Tina Turner's story is perhaps the most inspirational.

Turner has one of the most recognisable voices in the music industry but life wasn't always a success for the singer suffering from domestic abuse at the hands of her husband Ike.

Tina, who was then called Ann, met Ike Turner in 1956. She was just sixteen years old and Ike was twenty four.

She soon became a regular singer with The Kings of Rhythm and Ike showered her with gifts.

But things began to change as Ike took complete control of the band choosing music, gig venues. And he began to control the newly named Tina Turner.

Turner accepted the violence from her husband for years until Cher left Sonny in 1974 then she realised that she could survive personally and professionally without he violent husband.

But as Tina became more successful in the mid 1970s Ike's violence became worse as did his drug problem.

In 1976 after a violent altercation with Ike, in which Tina fought back she walked out on her husband with nothing more than a Mobile gas card and 36 cents.

She took a year out from music before returning to become one of the most successful female artists.

But not all rocky celeb marriages end in tragedy or divorce Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have had an up and down twenty five year marriage that has seen drug and alcohol addiction and violence.

The most notorious incident came in 1989 when Ozzy tried to murder Sharon whilst under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Since this incident they have both beaten there addictions and pieced their relationship back together.

Similarly Johnny Cash and June Carter enjoyed a thirty five year marriage, up until her death in 2003, after he beat his drug addiction. Their relationship is widely regarded as one of the greatest love stories in the music industry.

Control the story of Ian Curtis and Joy Division is released on DVD 11 February.

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw