It has been confimed that the Memphis based musician was found dead in his home on Tuesday morning. Born Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr, Reatard was a prominent garage rock musician and his most recent album ‘Watch Me Fall’ was released last year to critical acclaim. He was 29.
His previous record label, Goner Records, have released the following statement: “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.”
And his currently label, Matador also expressed their condolences: “We are devastated by the death of Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr., aka Jay Reatard. 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 honored to have known and worked with him, and we will miss him terribly.”