Former Wilco Guitarist Jay Bennett Dead At 45
Since I was away all holiday weekend, I missed the sad news that former Wilco member Jay Bennett passed away in his sleep yesterday at the age of 45. The cause of death is not known as of yet. Bennett was in the news earlier in May for opening a lawsuit regarding the claim that he was not paid for appearing in the documentary “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart”.
Jay joined Wilco shortly after the release of the band’s first album, “A.M.”. He appeared on the albums “Being There”, “Summerteeth”, and “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot”. Bennett was fired from the band over creative differences while recording “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” and overall insanity that was documented in “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart”.