Renowned punk rocker Jay Reatard, real name Jimmie Lee Lindsey, was found dead in his Memphis home early yesterday, according to friends. He was 29.
He died in his sleep, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
Goner Records, which has released a number of Jay's singles and EPs, posted the following statement to its official site on Wednesday afternoon:
"It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our good friend Jay Reatard. Jay was as full of life as anyone we have ever met, and he was responsible for so many memorable moments as a person and artist."
"We’re honored to have known him, and we will miss him terribly."
R.I.P. Jay Reatard (1980-2010).
Known for his energy, prolific output and outlandish stage behavior, Jay Reatard recently released his newest album, Watch Me Fall, to critical acclaim in August.
He will be missed!