Jay Reatard Died From Overdose, Autopsy Reveals
Published Feb 03, 2010Following the tragic death of Jay Reatard last month, rumours began circulating that the 29-year-old garage punk icon's death was being investigated as a homicide. However, it looks as if those speculations can now be put to rest, as the autopsy results have revealed that the cause of death was "cocaine toxicity, and that alcohol was a contributing factor."
This quote comes courtesy of Commercial Appeal, who spoke with Shelby County Medical Examiner Dr. Karen E. Chancellor.
Now that this matter has been resolved, we can all go back to remembering Jay for his music rather than his untimely passing. You can start with his cover of Nirvana's "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle," which was posted to the singer's website just after his death.