by / January 13th, 2010 /

R.I.P. Jay Reatard

Very sad news. Reports indicate that 29 year-old Memphis musician Jay Reatard was found dead at home last night. “It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our good friend Jay Reatard. Jay died in his sleep last night,” says Reatard’s sometime label Goner Records.

Memphis police have opened a death investigation, spokesman Jennifer Robinson said. Lindsey was found around 3:30 a.m. in his bed, Robinson said.

Source
Reatard recently played a storming show in Whelan’s – a review of which is here.

More sources:
http://www.matadorrecords.com/matablog/2010/01/13/jay-reatard/
http://www.spinner.com/2010/01/13/jay-reatard/
http://pitchfork.com/news/37575-rip-jay-reatard/

  • Man this is sad news. Jay’s music was great. I missed his recent Dublin gig but have watched the youtube vids a thousand times.

    aww crap

    =Lam=