Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr. (May 1, 1980 – January 13, 2010), better known by the stage name Jay Reatard, was an American musician from Memphis, Tennessee.
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Lindsey was found dead in his home in the Cooper-Young neighborhood of Midtown, Memphis, around 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2010. He was found in his bed by a roommate.Lindsey was 29 years old. A statement was posted on the website of Goner Records that Lindsey had died in his sleep. Friends of Lindsey stated that he had recently complained of flu-like symptoms. An autopsy was performed by the Shelby County medical examiner. Memphis’s Commercial Appeal reported on February 3 that Lindsey had died of “cocaine toxicity, and that alcohol was a contributing factor in his death.” One of Jay’s trademark white Gibson Flying V guitars hung behind his coffin at the funeral home; he was buried with the guitar at Memorial Park Cemetery.