Sat., December 26, 2009 8:54am (EST)

Singer-songwriter Chesnutt Dies at 45
By John Sepulvado
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Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Musician Vic Chesnutt died Friday after an apparent suicide attempt. (photo courtesy of Wikimedia)
Musician Vic Chesnutt died Friday after an apparent suicide attempt. (photo courtesy of Wikimedia)
This weekend, mourners in Athens held a memorial for Vic Chesnutt.

The Georgia singer songwriter slipped into a coma last week after overdosing on muscle relaxants. He died on Christmas at the age of 45. Chesnutt, confined to a wheel chair since he was 18, wrote haunting and poignant songs that influenced many mainstream musicians.

WGPB's John Sepulvado has this remembrance.