The New York Times is reporting that Memphis punk-rocker Jay Reatard has died:
Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr., the Memphis musician better known by his punk-rock stage name Jay Reatard, has died, his record label Goner Records said on Wednesday.
Matador Records, which released Reatard’s 2009 album Watch Me Fall, released this statement:
We are devastated by the death of Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr., aka Jay Reatard. Jay was as full of life as anyone weâ€™ve ever met, and responsible for so many memorable moments as a person and artist. Weâ€™re honored to have known and worked with him, and we will miss him terribly.
Reatard gained national exposure in the underground music scene the past few years for his fuzz-infected punk tunes and his oft-chaotic live performances. Reatard was 29.