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.

Tagged: Big Star

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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
41858 Comments


heard this a few hours ago
RIP

tom79
March 17th 2010
3413 Comments


RIP

Digging: Spraynard - Mable

klap
Staff Reviewer
March 18th 2010
10961 Comments


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

AggravatedYeti
March 18th 2010
7685 Comments


: ( RIP

Monstar1790
March 18th 2010
143 Comments


RIP, an icon dies

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Tulannical
March 18th 2010
2051 Comments


RIP

EBTCardMania
March 18th 2010
512 Comments


too much southern cookin'

theacademy
Staff Reviewer
March 18th 2010
29128 Comments


rip

CrazyFool84
March 18th 2010
1081 Comments


Rest in peace

FyreNail
March 18th 2010
175 Comments


Rest in Peace

VeryPleasantNeighbor
March 18th 2010
272 Comments


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

CreamCrazy
March 18th 2010
725 Comments


R.I.P.

ButcheredChildren
March 18th 2010
5590 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
27127 Comments


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

MUNGOLOID
March 18th 2010
4409 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
4461 Comments


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



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