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Wednesday, January 13

Jay Reatard Dead at 29

"Jay Reatard, born Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr. of Memphis, died early this morning. The cause of death isn't known as of 4:25 p.m. today, though his former label, Goner Records, is reporting that he died in his sleep.

Reatard has been making music for a long time; in fact, he sent his first tape to Goner when he was just 15. He recently signed to Matador Records, which released Watch Me Fall this summer." - NPR

"It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our good friend Jay Reatard. Jay died in his sleep last night. We will pass along information about funeral arrangements when they are made public." - Goner Records

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