Jay Bennett, a former member of the band Wilco, has reportedly died. The company that released his 2002 solo album posted the announcement over the weekend.
Jay Bennett Dies
Jay Bennett died Saturday, the posting says. The cause of his death is not immediately clear.
“We are profoundly saddened to report that our friend died in his sleep last night,” the message states. “Jay was a beautiful human being who will be missed.”
Other reports indicate an autopsy is currently underway to determine what caused Bennett, 45, to pass away.
Jay Bennett played with Wilco for seven years up until 2001. He’d been pursuing a solo career since that time and had apparently also been studying at the University of Illinois and Urbana-Champaign.
As of this publication, Wilco had yet to release any statement about the news of Bennett’s death.