It has been confirmed that Memphis garage rocker Jay Reatard has died. According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Reatard was found at his home at 3:30 this morning. Matador Records, his most recent label, just issued the following statement:
We are devastated by the death of Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr., aka Jay Reatard. Jay was as full of life as anyone we’ve ever met, and responsible for so many memorable moments as a person and artist. We’re honored to have known and worked with him, and we will miss him terribly.
He was 29.
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