Rocker Jay Reatard found dead

Last updated 14:16 14/01/2010
Rocker Jay Reatard has died at the age of 29.
ROCKING OUT: Rocker Jay Reatard has died at the age of 29.

Relevant offers

Music

Mick Harvey to play four NZ shows in May NZ Music Month: Towers perform Neil Finn's Don't Dream it's Over Chasing the last drips of fame Quiet flows the Don on his new masterful new album The man who went under the knife to look like Michael Jackson X-Factor, ‘hatbeard’ and the music pastor Review: Trombone wizardry dazzles in NZSO's performance Review: Dennis Locorriere in fine form after band's dodgy start I'm embarrassed to say, I've never really heard... NZ Music Month: Towers perform Goldenhorse's Maybe Tomorrow

Rocker Jay Reatard has been found dead at his Memphis home, it has been confirmed.

Rollingstone.com reported Reatard died on January 13 at 3.30am in his sleep. He was 29.

"We are devastated by the death of Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr, aka Jay Reatard," Reatard's record label Matador said in a statement.

"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 honoured to have known and worked with him, and we will miss him terribly."

Reatard released the critically acclaimed album Watch Me Fall last year, and he had worked with Beck, The Pixies and Sonic Youth.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content