Monday, May 25, 2009

Jay Bennett Dies at Age 45

Oh man, 45?? That's just too young....so sad. And such a loss of talent.

We are profoundly saddened to report that our friend died in his sleep last night. Jay was a beautiful human being who will be missed. (Source)
The LA Times chimes in here.

A couple weeks back, Bennett announced a lawsuit against Jeff Tweedy for royalties when Bennett was with Wilco. Bennett's Wikipedia page said this came out after he publicly announced "that he needed hip replacement surgery which he could not afford due to lack of health insurance." Hip replacement at 45, wtf?

Bennett's first solo record after Wilco, The Palace At 4am (Part I) is lovely and definitely worth a listen.

Give a Listen: My Darling (live, Cincinnati, OH, 11.5.99)-Wilco

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