Well this is out of the blue. Commercial Appeal is reporting Jay Reatard was found dead today... Now after the Chuck Biscuits hoax, I'm skeptical, but this is kinda a bummer. I'll always remember the manager for Adept being all apeshit over Reatard before their gig at Audiogasm in 2k8.
Memphis musician Jimmy Jay Lindsey Jr., better known as Jay Reatard, was found dead in his Midtown home this morning, according to family and friends.
Memphis police have opened a death investigation, spokesman Jennifer Robinson said. Lindsey was found around 3:30 a.m. in his bed, Robinson said.
"Yeah, it’s true," said Alicja Trout, a friend and former bandmate. "I don’t know much about it yet, because I haven’t been able to get in touch with the police.