Elliot Smith died, apparently at his own hand, last night.

Northwestern students who saw him open for Wilco a couple of years ago remember well his bizarre behavior, which seemed to indcate he was having some serious drug issues.

However, the word through the grapevine was that he had been doing a lot better recently, and that he seemed to be cleaning himself up and pulling himself out of depression.

Sadly, it appears that word was wrong. What a fucking waste, because his best work was clearly ahead of him.

Check out his music, if you don’t already know it.

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