Elliott Smith dies
Singer-songwriter Elliott Smith has died, according to reports.
Fan websites and various radio stations claim that the singer passed away yesterday (October 21) at the age of 34. The official cause of death is currently unclear.
Born in 1969, Smith loved music from an early age. He released five albums, the most critically acclaimed in the mid-90s, titled ’Either / Or’ and ’XO’.
His most mainstream success however came when his song ’Miss Misery’ from the film Good Will Hunting’ was nominated for an Academy Award in 1997.
At the time of his death Smith was working on a new album, which had a working title of ’From A Basement On the Hill’, which was set for completion later this year.
A UK spokesperson for the singer is currently unable to confirm the reports. This story will be updated as more details emerge.