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Renegade punk rock singer Jay Reatard was found dead in his midtown Memphis home last night. Our sister paper the Village Voice has collected a few remembrances of the raucous, trouble-hungry singer.

The Memphis Commercial-Appeal has the scant details surrounding his death.

More info after the jump. What a fucking drag.

His final tweets:

Who the hell was Jay Reatard, you ask? Watch this:


Waiting For Something – a short documentary about Jay Reatard

Jay Reatard | MySpace Music Videos

His stellar version of Beck's “Gamma Ray” stomps the original dead: