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Singer/Songwriter Vic Chesnutt Dies

December 26th, 2009 9:55am EST
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Cult singer/songwriter Vic Chesnutt has died after going into a coma earlier in the week after an alleged suicide attempt. Prior to his death, the Georgia-based star's latest health scare was revealed by frequent collaborator Kristin Hersh via her page.

She wrote, "Another suicide attempt, looks bad, coma - if he survives, there may be brain damage. This time, it's real scary: *this* time, he left a note, *this* time, he asked them to call me (sic)."

The 45 year old has been wheelchair-bound for over 20 years, following a car accident. He was discovered by R.E.M. singer Mi...

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