May 24, 2009

May24On this day in 2009, Jay Bennett, guitarist for Wilco, died unexpectedly in his sleep.

The coroners report stated Bennett’s death was an accidental overdose of the prescription painkiller, Fentanyl.

Bennett’s final album, Kicking at the Perfumed Air, was released posthumously in July 2010 through The Jay Bennett Foundation. It was made available free of charge, with a suggested donation.

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