Jay Reatard Dead at 29

January 13, 2010

It has been confirmed that garage rocker Jimmy Jay Lindsey Jr., better known as Jay Reatard, has died at 29 years of age.

The Memphis Commerical Appeal has reported that Reatard was found dead in his home at 3:30 am this morning. "Yeah, it’s true," said former bandmate Alicja Trout. "I don’t know much about it yet, because I haven’t been able to get in touch with the police."

Jay Reatard’s former label Goner Records states, "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."

R.I.P. Jay Reatard.

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