Alex Chilton Dies
2010-03-17 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 21 Comments

Big Star frontman Alex Chilton died on Wednesday at the age of 59.

Memphis native Chilton was at his home in New Orleans when he fell ill. He was taken to hospital and died shortly afterward of a suspected heart attack. He had been due to fly into Austin this week for the South By Southwest festival, where he was to perform with the reunited Big Star.

Chilton was immortalised in song as the subject of the Replacements song 'Alex Chilton,' and was one of the most high-profile survivors of the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Chilton had been feared missing in the floods, but was found and promptly evacuated in the early stages.

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Tits McGee
March 17th 2010

1876 Comments


Holy shit, this sucks. I was just listening to "Thirteen" the other day.

RIP

adrianman
March 17th 2010

59 Comments


Although i dont really know who this is
RIP

thecrimsonmetal
March 17th 2010

15 Comments


RIP

ReisMcGillivray
March 17th 2010

7 Comments


shit that sucks. was just listening to #1 record

ThePalestMexican
March 17th 2010

2816 Comments


Uncool
RIP

Ire
March 17th 2010

41749 Comments


heard this a few hours ago
RIP

tom79
March 17th 2010

3363 Comments


RIP

Digging: Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again

klap
Staff Reviewer
March 18th 2010

10258 Comments


such a classic band, "thirteen" is one of my top songs of all time. RIP

Digging: The Bilinda Butchers - Heaven

AggravatedYeti
March 18th 2010

7684 Comments


: ( RIP

Monstar1790
March 18th 2010

124 Comments


RIP, an icon dies

Tulannical
March 18th 2010

2051 Comments


RIP

EBTCardMania
March 18th 2010

512 Comments


too much southern cookin'

theacademy
March 18th 2010

28239 Comments


rip

CrazyFool84
March 18th 2010

1080 Comments


Rest in peace

FyreNail
March 18th 2010

171 Comments


Rest in Peace

VeryPleasantNeighbor
March 18th 2010

272 Comments


rest in peace...seemed like a great guy...

CreamCrazy
March 18th 2010

724 Comments


R.I.P.

ButcheredChildren
March 18th 2010

5591 Comments


im not sad because this guy died, im sad because i know all the fans of this artist will be musically scarred, it sucks to lose someone you listen to

BigHans
March 18th 2010

26455 Comments


RIP. The Replacements song is all kinds of fucking awesome.

MUNGOLOID
March 18th 2010

4277 Comments


"I'm in love. What's that song?"

RIP.

Gonna play that song in Rock Band 2 in memory of him.

thebhoy
Emeritus
March 18th 2010

4459 Comments


weird, I literally just got my hands on some Big Star, then this.



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