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Rocker Jay Reatard found dead at his Memphis home

January 14, 2010

Memphis garage rocker Jay Reatard has died at the age of 29, Reatard’s label Matador Records has confirmed. Reatard died January 13th at 3.30 am in his sleep according to Rolling Stone.

“We are devastated by the death of Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr, aka Jay Reatard,” record label Matador comments in a statement. “We’re honoured to have known and worked with him, and we will miss him terribly.”

Reatard released the critically acclaimed album Watch Me Fall last year. In addition, he had worked with Beck, The Pixies and Sonic Youth.

Speculations over cause of death are probable to follow.

Rest in peace, Jay.