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    RIP Vic Chesnutt



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    Beloved Athens musician Vic Chesnutt has died after slipping into a coma Thursday night. While they have not been confirmed, rumors point to suicide.

    Chesnutt is one of the true gems of the Athens music scene; confined to a wheelchair since before he moved to town, Chesnutt was first discovered by R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe (who produced his first albums) and has been well known since for his dark, moving and highly-autobiographical songs. His illustrious career would include more than a dozen other records, including two in 2009.

    In what has been a banner year for all the wrong reasons in Athens, Chesnutt is the fourth high-profile local musician to pass. He was 45.
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    Fuck no. That's terrible
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    jesus christ.

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    bad news. damn.
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    Thank goodness there are only a few more days left in this major death year .... RIP .... cr****
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    Christmas downer. RIP Vic.
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    Default Re: It's raining indie singer/songwriters...

    he is apparantly not dead, that story has been retracted with this one in it's place

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    Jesus fucking christ, this happened with Chris Henry too. The internet strikes again!

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    Upcoming: 04/11/14-04/13/14 - Coachella Weekend One; 04/18/14-04/20/14 - Coachella Weekend Two; 08/19/14 - NIN/Soundgarden (Isleta Amphitheater - Albuquerque, NM)

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    Damn, had a feeling he wasn't gonna pull through. Put out a pretty solid album this year too. Truly sad thing.

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    Man, what a bummer. Christmas will never be the same for that family. I'm glad I got to see him when I had the chance. RIP.

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    this is very very sad

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    From the pollstar article:

    "He was reported to have been in a coma Dec. 24 after taking an overdose of muscle relaxants earlier this week, family spokesman Jem Cohen, told the paper."

    I saw him back in 94, interesting performance. RIP Vic.

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    "In 1991 I moved to Athens, Georgia in search of God, but what I discovered instead was Vic Chesnutt. Hearing his music completely transformed the way I thought about writing songs, and I will forever be in his debt," said Neutral Milk Hotel frontman Jeff Mangum in a message posted on Constellation Records' Web site.
    ,,,
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    whoa. just saw him a few weeks ago. The show was in a church, an awesome setting to see him, and it was amazing.

    RIP Vic, keep on keepin' on.

    edit:looks like it was his last show.
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