“I’m just trying to get the idea out before the inspiration is gone,” he said. “Everything I do is motivated by the fear of running out of time.”NYT has a nice, short obit for Jay Reatard up. Consider this: he was 29, and he made 22 records. And almost everyone one of them is great.
According to wikipedia, his death is now being investigated as a homicide.
*Update*: The wikipedia article has been updated to clarify Jay's case as a homicide. It now reads as follows:
"An investigation was opened by the Memphis police homicide bureau, which is normal procedure in determining a cause of death. MyFox Memphis reported that police had begun a homicide investigation and were actively looking for a possible suspect. The report was later removed from the TV station's website, likely because the news of an active homicide investigation was incorrect."