Jay Bennet 1963 – 2009


This is truly tragic. According to BBC News no official cause of death has been confirmed, though it has been said that he “died in his sleep”. He was 45 years old. As everyone knows, I am a massive Wilco fan and though I do believe that the band has gone on to better things since the departure of Bennett, I do believe that his contribution to the history of the band is significant and important. He played a massive role, from what I can gather, in shaping the direction of both Summerteeth and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and was a fantastic musician and song writer himself. The mess that has followed in terms of him suing Jeff Tweedy and the fall out from their break up is extremely sad but not nearly as sad as this. We lose yet another fantastic musician who had so much to offer. RIP.


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