Jason Molina Dies of Organ Failure; Singer was 39

by at . Comments

Jason Molina, a singer/songwriter most famous for his work with Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co., has passed away. He was 39 years old.

As first reported by Chunklet, Molina died of organ failure brought on by many years of drinking.

Jason Molina Pic

The star's label, Secretly Canadian, confirmed the news - though not the cause of death - via the following Tweet:

"Our friend Jason Molina passed away from natural causes on Saturday, March 16th in Indianapolis."

Molina garnered fame in 1996 when he released the album "Nor Cease Thou Never Now" under the name Songs: Ohia.

He then performed under that moniker until his album "Magnolia Electric Co." came out in 2003, at which time he changed his band name to Magnolia Electric Co.

The artist continued to tour until late 2009 when health problems reportedly caused by his alcoholism forced him to leave the spotlight.

We send our condolences to his family and loved one.