Monday, December 28, 2009
Vic Chesnutt died on Christmas day in Athens, GA. He left behind a solid body of work that reveals with heartbreaking honesty—and, often, comic clarity—the most daunting melancholia (with which he was all too familiar), but also the tremendous wonders of life. He had a vital perspective and a singular voice that transcended an understandable cynicism. As his friend Michael Stipe said, "We have lost one of our great ones."