Jay Bennett (1963-2009)

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We are sad to report ex-Wilco multi-instrumentalist Jay Bennett died in his sleep early Sunday morning in Urbana, Ill. He was 45. No cause of death has been given. MAGNET sends out our well-wishes to his family and friends in this tough time.

Read more about Bennett:
• 2002 Wilco cover story detailing the making of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot as well as Bennett’s departure from the band
• MAGNET’s Jonathan Valania on Bennett’s reaction to said cover story
• 2004 Bennett interview