Jay Reatard Dead At 29

January 13, 2010 at 9:31 PM (News Commentary)

It’s a sad day people. Jay Reatard, the Garage Rocker from Memphis, has passed away in his sleep at the age of 29. Record Label Goner Records confirms that he “died in his sleep last night” and that funeral arrangments would be reported when they are made public.

Reatard was always known his widespread influence over the Memphis lo-fi Garage Rock scene, being one of the most prolific and active musicians  in the genre.  He will be missed, especially by the Avery Island staff, who always were fans of this DIY Hero. Best wishes to his friends and family, Rest In Peace, Jay.

Pitchfork’s Report on Mr. Reatard (Goner is currently getting bombed by hits, so is either slow to respond or down completely)


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