Jason Molina has died of organ failure due to alcohol consumption, reported Pitchfork on March 18. The alternative singer-songwriter, who started the band Magnolia Electric Co., was 39. "We are deeply saddened to announce that Jason Andrew Molina passed away in his home in Indianapolis this past Saturday, March 16th of natural causes at age 39," announced the Magnolia Electric Co. "He toured the world every year until he had to stop in 2009 to deal with severe alcoholism . . . We’re going to miss Jason. He was generous. He was a one of a kind. And he had a voice unlike any other."
Molina was raised in West Virginia and Ohio, but came to Chicago in the late 90s. He later moved to Indiana. Apparently, he loved Chicago. "It was so much cheaper in Indiana, particularly if you wanted to have a practice space and an apartment," said Molina. "But if I’d had my choice I would’ve never left Chicago."
Before Jason Molina died he produced "Autumn Bird Songs," released in 2012. The material was recorded several years before he fell into serious problems with his alcohol addiction.
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