Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr. (a.k.a. Jay Reatard) died in his sleep January 13th, at his home in Memphis. (I would assume a combination of pain meds (opiates) and booze, like most famous people who die in their sleep [RIP Heath]) . He was 29.
After hearing the terrible news from a friend, i can understand how deeply disappointed people were with the death of this terrific musician. I wasn't really into him like some of my band, however this doesn't discredit how great the music was. Anytime someone dies its a terrible thing but when its a well known musician, it really hits home. Jay Reatard hangs in my bathroom, where the poster of his second oldest album tour reminds me just how fragile life truely is. God Speed..