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Jay Reatard

The cause of death for Jay Reatard was released earlier today...

Autopsy results released this morning in the death of Memphis musician Jay Reatard reveal that he died from "cocaine toxicity, and that alcohol was a contributing factor in his death," according to Shelby County Medical Examiner Dr. Karen E. Chancellor.
A few video tributes to Jay are below...

Jay Reatard tribute - by People's Temple - "Outta My Head"

Nightmares - A tribute to Jay Reatard

MIEK HEADACHE - Let It All Go (Jay Reatard)

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Comments (83)

sad.
i heard mixing coke and booze can make your liver shut down. i think some people don't believe it

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 11:50 PM

To the surprise of no one....

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 12:02 AM

Let's hope not!

Posted by Coke Guy | February 4, 2010 12:02 AM

O RLY?

Posted by Ray | February 4, 2010 12:13 AM

Can we all finally stop thinking cocaine is cool now? Someone with way more talent than most of you bushwick hipsters just died long before his time because of a drug no one should be doing in the first place...just smoke weed, kids - it never killed anybody, and it inspires better music too.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 12:23 AM

^ well put

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 12:43 AM

You can't put it that way. Hanging out with cokeheads is fun, potheads are the most boring people alive. They also smell.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 12:44 AM

coke is creepy and gross

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 12:45 AM

really just sad

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 12:46 AM

meh

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 1:00 AM

Coke is great. Heroin is the best. There IS a reason people do this shit.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 1:33 AM

Aaaahhhh fuck. Can't say it was a surprise but that doesn't make it less shitty. Guy wrote some great, great songs. RIP!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 1:51 AM

@ 1:33

You are a pathetic loser. If you want to end up dead, do coke and heroin.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 1:58 AM

what time does Daft Punk bring an eightball to the party?

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 2:19 AM

well duh, he smoked crack out of a skull

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 2:47 AM

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Posted by Clairs | February 4, 2010 3:38 AM

3:38, please smoke crack (coke) out of a skull (bong) as soon as possible.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 4:40 AM

if someone is unprepared, decides to climb a mountain & dies, no one blames the mountain.
drugs should be viewed in the same light.

safety, responsibility, intelligence.

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Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 5:27 AM

dude whoever that lady is the greatest tribute you can give to jay is to NEVER do that again maybe sell the guitar too while your at it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 6:38 AM

"Someone with way more talent than most of you bushwick hipsters just died"

yeah that might happen when smoke crack from a skull and chase it with a bottle of Jack and come from... Memphis.


Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 6:45 AM

wahhh

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 7:18 AM

"if someone is unprepared, decides to climb a mountain & dies, no one blames the mountain.
drugs should be viewed in the same light."

Thank you Confucius.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 7:24 AM

http://mercysnack.blogspot.com/ Great new indie music blog.

Posted by Mercy Snack | February 4, 2010 8:40 AM

^ d bag

Posted by mom | February 4, 2010 9:00 AM

SHOCKER!

I don't get how this is sad. You mess around with drugs & you run the risk of killing yourself. Simple as that. It's like Russian roulette.

It's too bad & all, but remember-- drugs are bad, m'kay? Everyone knows that. If you still choose to use drugs, then you're an idiot. Sorry. Don't really have any sympathy for this man.

Posted by M | February 4, 2010 9:05 AM

coke and booze are great together. just don't be a dick about it. au

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 9:33 AM

yeah don't be a dick about it and die.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 9:47 AM

*snort*

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 9:55 AM

M @ 9:05 is a douche

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 9:55 AM

from jay parkinson's tumblr yesterday:

.............

And cocaine tragically ends the life of another promising artist…RIP.

Again:

Here are other good cocaine-related facts:

* In 74% of cocaine-related fatalities in the United States, another drug, usually alcohol, had been co-ingested. The addition of alcohol to cocaine increases the risk of sudden death 25-fold.
* Of patients with cocaine-induced heart attack, 38% had normal coronary arteries. More than two thirds were moderate-to-heavy cigarette smokers (>1-2 packs daily). The average number of additional coronary risk factors, however, was less than 1.
* Most acute cocaine-related nontraumatic deaths are the result of tachydysrhythmias (abnormally fast heart beat). Other causes of sudden death associated with cocaine use include stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, hyperthermia, and the consequences of agitated delirium.
* In patients with an arrhythmogenic anatomic substrate, even low levels of cocaine can cause tachydysrhythmias. (if you have anything at all wrong with your heart, a tiny amount of cocaine can kill you).
* The hearts of cocaine users are 10% heavier than those of nonusers.
* Cocaine users have been found to have a 14-fold increase in risk of stroke when compared with matched controls.
* Of cocaine-associated deaths investigated by the Medical Examiner’s Department of Metropolitan Dade County, Florida, between 1979 and 1990, excited delirium was the terminal event in approximately 1 of every 6 fatalities. Patients with excited delirium had an immediate onset of bizarre and violent behavior, which included aggression, combativeness, hyperactivity, hyperthermia, extreme paranoia, unexpected strength, and/or incoherent shouting. All of these were followed by cardiorespiratory arrest.
* Cocaine is the most frequently reported substance associated with drug abuse or misuse deaths. Cocaine is reported in 39% of such drug deaths, ranging from 8-70% in various areas.

Cocaine is the most deadly drug in America…more so than heroin. There is no known safe dose of cocaine. Combining it with alcohol puts you at an alarmingly greater risk. It can kill people on their first use or their 10,000th use. Please think about this.

Posted by from jayparkinsonmd.tumblr.com | February 4, 2010 10:03 AM

and nothing of value was lost

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 10:08 AM

rip jay. gets my goat when people use celbrity death to promote their medical blog/services.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 10:09 AM

COCAINE

Posted by J.J. Cale | February 4, 2010 10:11 AM

HAMMER I MISS YOU

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 10:31 AM

What? did she just say "he was my love-ah"? that's it. I'm huffin skull crack and don't resesitate.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/4135/saturday-night-live-patio-lovers

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 10:37 AM

RIP Jay

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 11:02 AM

Scary for sure, but coke parties are undeniably fun, and filled with hot willing females.

Posted by yep, i'm a d-bag | February 4, 2010 11:32 AM

Seriously, if you need to be mind-altered (drugs/alcohol)to have a good time at a place whether it be a concert or party, then maybe those places/events aren't for you.

I have been to hundreds of concerts and never drank even a a drop of alcohol at any of them. The music is my drug.

Posted by Loop(y) | February 4, 2010 11:50 AM

Drugs are my music, man.

Posted by Regular reader | February 4, 2010 11:53 AM

since no else has stated the obvious, allow me, "cocaine's a hell of a drug."

RIP Jay

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 12:13 PM

i'll bet you he was freebasing

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 12:31 PM

I thought I stopped freebasing trend?

Posted by 1985 | February 4, 2010 12:37 PM

cocaine, cocaine...round my heart, running round my brain cocaine...oh you ole cocaine.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 12:43 PM

what a shocker- NOT!

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 12:44 PM

Brittany Murphy's cause of death has been determined -- an accidental death caused by "community acquired pneumonia," iron deficiency
anemia, and multiple drug intoxication.

The L.A. County Coroner concludes on the subject of "How injury occurred" -- "Drug intake."

story developing

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/02/04/brittany-murphys-cause-of-death/#ixzz0eafxZeyP

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 12:48 PM

The Nancy Reagan Army is on the march!

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 12:52 PM

I remember when a white person couldn't set foot in Bushwick without getting their ass handed to them. Brooklyn sucks. It's like boston and tribeca and cambridge rolled into one lame vessel

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 1:52 PM

What you get and what you see
Things that don't come easily
Feeling happy in my vein
Icicles are in my brain
(cocaine)

Something blowing in my hair
Winter's ice, it soon was dead
Death would freeze my very soul
Makes me happy, makes me cold

My eyes are blind, but I can see
The snowflakes glisten on the tree
The sun no longer sets me free
I feel there's no place freezing me

Let the winter sunshine on
Let me feel the frost of dawn
Fill my dreams with flakes of snow
Soon I'll feel the chilling go

Don't you think I know what I'm doing
Don't tell me that it's doing me wrong
You're the one who's really a loser
This is where I feel I belong

Crystal world with winter flowers
Turn my days to frozen hours
Lying snowblind in the sun
Will my ice age ever come?

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 2:01 PM

I froze your tears and made a dagger
And stabbed it in my cock forever
It stays there like Excalibur
Are you my Arthur? Say you are

Take this cool dark steeled blade
Steal it, sheath it, in your lake
I'd drown with you to be together
Must you breathe? Cos I need Heaven

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 3:45 PM

If anyone wants my acid hook up, please write me off list.

Posted by Regular reader | February 4, 2010 3:45 PM

pretty girl on a pullover cadillac, yeah
she's broken down on the freeway nine, ahh
take a look and her engine started
leave a peer and I roll on by, by by

Free love on the freelove freeway
the love is free and the freeway's long
I got some hot love on the hotlove highway
I'm going home
'cause my baby's gone

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 3:53 PM

rest in piss

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 4:02 PM

RIP Jay

What do I do for recreation?

Oh the usual. I bowl...drive around...the occasional acid flashback

Posted by The Dude | February 4, 2010 4:07 PM

Coke's for scumbags. If you're over 20 and not in college and do coke, you should probably just hang yourself now and save your family the rehab fees and shame...

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 4:24 PM

^
Wow, who knew Karl from Earth Crisis posted on BV.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 4:55 PM

i always thought jay was more of a fighter than a love-ah.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 5:15 PM

yea, you're right. jay would have hated my version of nightmares. i fucked up, looked like shit, was a completely obvious disaster, and was playing ty segall's guitar. but i did it for my own reasons relative to my relationship with jay, which none of you have any fucking clue about. so seriously, eat shit. this isn't some flash in the pan internet story for me, this is my life and i loved jay. have some respect.

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Posted by Indie Power | February 4, 2010 6:24 PM

isn't using coke and alcohol at the same time kind of like a speed ball?

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 6:35 PM

so did you and Jay meet at the Renaissance Fair? is that where he took you as his luv-vah?

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 6:50 PM

I want to find someone who had done coke WITHOUT alcohol. now that's scary.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 6:51 PM

it's still a shame about jay...

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 6:51 PM

"this isn't some flash in the pan internet story for me"

really? is that why you uploaded video of yourself to the uh..internet?

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 7:00 PM

My Williamsburg coke guy just called me earlier tonight, totally randomly out of the blue. Told me he had stuff for me, if I wanted it. I think the Jay Retread death has really impacted the hipster scene--no one's doing coke, and the dealers are starting to sweat it bad.

True story.

Posted by Regular reader | February 4, 2010 11:08 PM

Regular reader needs to guy find a friend.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 11:44 PM

i want me some of dat shit that killed dat retard

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 12:08 AM

What does "guy find" mean?

Posted by Regular reader | February 5, 2010 8:53 AM

i didn't upload the video, i had no clue that someone was even filming. wasn't really AWARE of much at the time in case you think it was some kind of really fun experience for me. i got linked to that shit while i was IN memphis for his funeral. seriously go fuck yourself.

Posted by Heather Fedewa | February 5, 2010 3:22 PM

someone is really getting this heather chicks goat....

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 3:39 PM

3:39- Please stop.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 3:55 PM

all you who are mouthing a bad word about jay, you will all get whats coming for you, you pieces of shit. fuck all of you! scum of the earth. show some fucking respect. stay strong heather, i miss him too.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 3:57 PM

i believeth that you got owneth my lady, now make haste back to the forrest!

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 4:17 PM

3:55 dont tell me what to do!

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 4:21 PM

hit that nuke nigga

Posted by turtle tyme | February 5, 2010 4:32 PM

for someone who keeps saying this isn't about some "internet" story you spend a lot of time talking about it on the...internet.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 4:32 PM

whatever Heather you knew Jay big deal, your version still sucks really really bad. its not a tribute, its a fucking shame

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 4:39 PM

JAY REATARD DIED?????

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 5:46 PM

Hey stupid cunt way to take someones death and turn it into a way to toot your own horn. It was hilarious when you tried to crash the stage after the oblivians played so you could murder jays song one more time in front of people who really did know him in a non sycophant coke douchebag manner. Thankfully the venue did not appease your sickening need for attention. Shut the fuck up and go smoke some more crack.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2010 3:37 AM

yeah, this kind of makes me mad sick. opportunistic bitch.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2010 7:41 AM

soooooooooo sad.
he will be missed.
check out my tribute on my blog bros.
http://yovia.com/blogs/musicmonday/2010/02/08/jay-reatard-1980-2010/

Posted by zack | February 8, 2010 5:21 PM

WOW! Good i enjoy it,Thanks

Posted by dentists | February 28, 2010 9:24 AM

Oh, and what about those question marks on Sunday's text in the concert poster below? No, that isn't saving a spot for a Smiths reunion or U2 debut on the Coachella stage, it's the way that Yorke presents himself as a solo star, the marquee at his Orpheum concert had the same punctuational flourish.

Posted by منتديات | January 12, 2011 2:44 PM

I am so sorry for your loss Heather. I hope he is resting in peace.

Posted by M | November 8, 2012 2:17 AM

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