Ex-Wilco Member Jay Bennett Dies
May 28, 2009 at 11:25 AM (PT)
Former member of the band WILCO, multi-instrumentalist JAY BENNETT, died last SUNDAY (5/24) morning in URBANA, IL, where he had been operating a recording studio, THE CHICAGO SUN-TIMES reports. THE CHAMPAGNE, IL COUNTY Coroner told the paper that more testing needs to be done before determining the cause of death.BENNETT was found unresponsive in his URBANA home and was taken to a hospital later in the day.
Born and raised in the CHICAGO area, BENNETT played in a number of bands while he earned multiple degrees at the UNIV. OF ILLINOIS. He co-founded the powerpop band TITANIC LOVE AFFAIR, which released three albums during between 1991 and 1996, then later join WILCO for its tour to support the debut album, "A.M." His talents could be heard on the albums "Being There," "Summerteeth" and "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot."