I'm still shocked.
My last post about singer and songwriter Vic Chesnutt dates from November 2007 when we saw him at a concert in Vienna. Vic who was confined to a wheelchair after a car crash at age 18, was frail then, but intense and energetic. We enjoyed the concert very much.
A few days ago, on 25 December, he died after an overdose on muscle relaxants.
It's not clear whether the overdose was accidental or intentional, fact is there had been suicide attempts before.
Vic was a critic of the American health care system. In an interview earlier this year he said that he was $35,000 in debt to a hospital despite the fact that he was insured.
The Rolling Stone has more.
In the video below, from the last album "At The Cut", "Flirted With You All My Life" he sings about suicide like a lover he must break up with.
One of my personal favorites was "Supernatural":
Vic Chesnutt - Supernatural Lyrics @ LyricsTime.com
"Everything I say":
You'll be missed, Vic.