Memphis’ Goner Records is also confirming the death. A posting reads: “It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our good friend Jay Reatard. Jay died in his sleep last night. We will pass along information about funeral arrangements when they are made public.”
Born on May 1, 1980 in Memphis, Reatard had been both a member of bands The Reatards and Lost Sounds. Of late, he had become an acclaimed solo artists, most recently releasing his second studio album, Watch Me Fall, last August on Matador Records.