Sad news

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My brother told me some sad news today; it seems that neither of us had heard that Elliott Smith had died of an apparent suicide in late October of this year. He was 34--one year older than me.

We are both big fans, so this was quite a shock. His music sometimes reminded me a bit of Nick Drake, which--given that they both met a similarly sad end--seems somehow appropriate. Goodbye, Elliott--I'll miss your music.