We don’t typically post gossip, and we’d rather this be gossip than truth., but people are starting to claim that Jay passed either late last night or early this morning. One Nasvillian tweeted this earlier today…
We called up hellobent*** to see what he knew. Apparently, this morning he was with Liquor Store helping load gear when they received a phone call saying that Jay had died. He also said that after hearing about the time Liquor Store spent in Memphis [involving lots of cash, getting hit with disco balls, and drugs] He wasn’t too surprised by the call. We’ll keep you posted on this one…. Let’s hope this day doesn’t get any sadder.
And now, confirmation… from Consequence of Sound
Memphis’ Goner Records is also confirming the death. A posting reads: “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.”
Sad day. Rest in Peace, Jay.