Jay Reatard’s death was drug related

Jay Reatard died of cocaine toxicity and alcohol was a contributing factor, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports, citing autopsy results.

It appears that an earlier report that his death was being investigated as a homicide was inaccurate.

The Memphis paper also reports that Jay (whose real name was Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr.) was working on an album at the time of his death and that he completed at least six songs. A pair of record companies plan to release some of his early work with two bands, the Reatards and the Lost Sounds.

It Ain’t Gonna Save Me – Jay Reatard


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