Daniel Johnston Passes Away

2019-09-11 by sean | 32 Comments
Iconic, yet troubled, artist Daniel Johnston has sadly pasted away at the age of 58. The cause of death was a heart attack, as confirmed by former manager Jeff Tartakov. The lo-fi musician was known for his beautifully awkward and often melancholic brand of singer-songwriter music. His death comes as a shock to the music world, with peers such as The Mountain Goats and Beck paying respects to Johnston. He will be remembered for how his music and story touched those who experienced it.


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Kompys2000
September 11th 2019
4178 Comments


Dammit, RIP

Artuma
September 11th 2019
31618 Comments


oh shit this is legitimately fucking sad

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YakNips
September 11th 2019
19969 Comments


hard RIP

Sinternet
September 11th 2019
22565 Comments


ahh fuck man didn't expect him to go this young, hopefully he's at peace

every lo-fi indie artist owed him a great deal

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Tunaboy45
September 11th 2019
17162 Comments


incredibly sad news, he was one of a kind

GooGooGajoob
September 11th 2019
217 Comments


(sad faces)

dbizzles
September 11th 2019
14143 Comments


May his soul find the peace he had longed for through his music.

Supercoolguy64
September 11th 2019
9453 Comments


Holy shit RIP

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brainmelter
September 11th 2019
7084 Comments


damn rip :c

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SandwichBubble
September 12th 2019
11990 Comments


every lo-fi indie artist owed him a great deal [2]
The world wouldn't have been the same without him, feel confident saying that from the bottom of my heart.

dustandnations
September 12th 2019
312 Comments


Where do I start with this legend

ConcubinaryCode
September 12th 2019
5384 Comments


Damn, that's a loss

SandwichBubble
September 12th 2019
11990 Comments


@dustandnations
"1990" or "Hi, How Are You"
My favorite was always "Don't Be Scared" though, so that too.

oltnabrick
September 12th 2019
39540 Comments


RIP RIP

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ian b
September 12th 2019
870 Comments


every lo-fi indie artist owed (and still owes) him a great deal [3]
honestly i don't think i've ever been this gutted by a loss in music, truly one of the greatest, and easily the most honest voice in singer-songwriter history. what he accomplished as an artist, is and always will be some of the most unique pieces of music and poetry that has ever been recorded. his brutal honesty and sheerly unadulterated pain that he managed to get across is unparalleled by anything else i've ever read, watched, or listened to. still don't really know what to say, but rest in peace to one of the greatest songwriters to ever do it, despite everything that was against him.

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JohnnyOnTheSpot
Emeritus
September 12th 2019
6913 Comments


not sure if he was ever happy (tough guy to peg) but I hope he achieved some semblance of it

cagedbutterfly
September 12th 2019
584 Comments


Terrible news! I loved his music. RIP.

chilledpunkrock
September 12th 2019
62 Comments


This and David Berman in the span of about a month is heartbreaking.

huskerdoo
September 12th 2019
401 Comments


Aw man fuck

BAT
September 12th 2019
942 Comments


RIP, gonna bump 1990

Asdfp277
September 12th 2019
22632 Comments


rest in peace

rafalafa
September 12th 2019
217 Comments


Fuck. What a loss. His influence will be felt forever. RIP

Hendoi
September 12th 2019
274 Comments


sad

CugnoBrasso
September 12th 2019
1018 Comments


Terrible news

Egarran
September 12th 2019
16870 Comments


Well, I'm conflicted because I thought he was already dead.

Must have been someone else.

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dimsim3478
September 12th 2019
8753 Comments


WHAT

ChaoticVortex
September 12th 2019
1013 Comments


Hard R.I.P. Such a great voice that channeled heartfelt pain.

DikkoZinner
September 12th 2019
5342 Comments


RIP

TheBarber
September 13th 2019
3940 Comments


I've always wondered if he one day met peace. I hope he did now. Farewell

Winesburgohio
Staff Reviewer
September 13th 2019
2955 Comments


harder to listen to him crack singing "there's a heaven and there's a star for you" than ever

R.I.P. but my god what an absolute champion

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TVC15
September 13th 2019
10547 Comments


Oh my fucking God... hard rip...

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Nazzadan
September 13th 2019
2296 Comments


Why is this in my discussions but RIP I guess



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