Saturday, December 26, 2009

Vic Chesnutt

Vic Chesnutt, singer and musician from Georgia, USA, has died, aged 45. Chesnutt was a paraplegic after a car accident in his teens, and although there is no official confirmation yet, it seems that he took his own life because he was depressed by his disability and, in particular, the cost of his medical care. If that is the case, it is a tragic irony that his death came on the day after President Obama got his far-reaching health care proposals through Senate.

1 comment:

courtmerrigan said...

Very sad. He was a great singer. A few years ago a benefit album was recorded for his benefit ... I guess that wasn't enough.