Danoial johnston passes away
The singer, songwriter and visual artist Daniel Johnston has died at the age of 58. Johnston was released on Tuesday from a hospital, where he had been treated for kidney issues. According to reports he seemed fine on Tuesday night, but he was found dead at his home in Waller, Texas, on Wednesday morning.
The New York Times reported that he was struggling with diabetes, a kidney infection and hydrocephalus. He also was dealing with manic depression and schizophrenia, that he dealt with for most of his adult life.
Johnston was born January. 22, 1961, in Sacramento, California, Johnston was a true musician, who was loved by his fans.
Many artists have covered his music including Yo La Tengo, Bright Eyes and Wayne Coyne from the Flaming Lips. Cobain wore a T-shirt featuring art from Johnston’s 1983 cassette Hi, How Are You.
Performers for the 2019 show included the Flaming Lips, Yo La Tengo, Built to Spill, the Moth & the Flame.