Daniel Johnston, Quirky, Troubled and Beloved Singer-Songwriter, Dies at 58 https://t.co/MOrd04B6Zq
— Variety (@Variety) September 11, 2019
Daniel Johnston, an Austin, TX based singer-songwriter and artist who inspired many other musicians, died of a heart attack at age 58. Throughout his life he openly struggled with mental illness, including manic depression and schizophrenia, and also struggled with health issues. In 2005, a documentary about him was released called The Devil and Daniel Johnston. He last toured in 2017.
Daniel Johnston playing NPR’s Tiny Desk.
Beck covering “True Love Will Find You in the End”
Bright Eyes covering “Devil Town”
Daniel Johnston; what a gentle, beautiful treasure. So sad to hear you’ve left us.
— Elijah Wood (@elijahwood) September 11, 2019
damn. daniel johnston made very very special music. I hope he rests peacefully. im going to listen to go listen to walking the cow a lot of time.
— Open Mike Eagle (@Mike_Eagle) September 11, 2019
RIP. Glad I got to see him live; just visited the “Hi How Are You?” mural in Austin a few weeks ago.