A great songwriter from my hometown.
From the msn story...
"The U.S. musician, who is thought to have been in his 40s, died on Saturday."
How fucking hard is it to find out exactly when he was born? It took me about 5 seconds to Wiki the info. 1962. See msn? Was that so tough?
RIP Mark Linkous...we hardly knew ya'...
I feel it would have been better to just omit any reference to his age, rather than lead to speculation.