Wilco man pays tribute to his old bandmate

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Jeff Tweedy has paid tribute to Jay Bennett, notable alumnus of Wilco, who died in his sleep last Saturday (May 23).

“We are all deeply saddened by this tragedy,” said Tweedy. “We will miss Jay as we remember him – as a truly unique and gifted human being and one who made welcome and significant contributions to the band’s songs and evolution. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends in this very difficult time.”

At the time of his death, Bennett had just filed a lawsuit against Tweedy,

claiming $50,000 (£33,160) for the albums he made with Wilco, plus royalties for the band film in which he notoriously featured, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart.

For a full Jay Bennett obituary, click here.