Jay Reatard Dead At 29
January 14, 2010 at 4:40 PM (PT)
MATADOR recording artist JAY REATARD (real name: JIMMY LEE LINDSEY JR.) was found dead in his MEMPHIS apartment YESTERDAY. He was just 29 years old.
Our thoughts go out to his family and friends of the musician who began recording songs at the age of 15. REATARD's most recent solo album, "Watch Me Fall," was releasesd in AUGUST 2009.
The following message was posted on his website:
JIMMY LEE LINDSEY, JR. died in his sleep on WEDNESDAY morning. He was 29 years old.
He is survived by his mother DEVONNA MAY, his father JIMMY LINDSEY, and his sisters LESLIE LINDSEY, STEPHANIE DUNCAN and GARA MAY. He’ll be missed by music fans all over the world.
With 22 full-length albums and over 100 releases, JAY dedicated his life to music. He played nearly one thousand shows in over 20 countries around the world. He was incredibly grateful for all the support his fans gave him over the years.
The memorial service will take place on SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 at 5p at MEMORIAL PARK FUNERAL HOME, 5668 Poplar Avenue, MEMPHIS, TN. This will be open to the public.