||[Jan. 14th, 2010|12:39 am]
Memphis musician Jay Lindsey, better known as Jay Reatard, was found dead in his Midtown home this morning, according to family and friends.
Memphis police have opened a death investigation, spokesman Jennifer Robinson said. Lindsey was found around 3:30 a.m. in his bed, Robinson said.
"Yeah, it's true," friend Alicja Trout said. "I don't know much about it yet, because I haven't been able to get in touch with the police."
Added Eric Friedl of Goner Records: "Yeah. He was found at his house. That's all I know right now."
On the Web site of Goner Records, the following statement was posted this afternoon: "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."