RIP Jay Reatard

Jay Reatard at Stuyvesant Town Oval (07/01/09)
Jay Reatard
Photo: Pop Tarts Suck Toasted

He didn’t get a lot of attention around this blog, but regardless of whether you liked him or not, 29 is way too young to go. Rest in peace Jay.

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. [Matador Records]