Daniel Johnston Dead: Tribute to the Folk Singer

Daniel Johnston Dead: Tribute to the Folk Singer


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David Johnston has died.

Daniel Johnston, the folk artist, has died at the age of 58. The cause of death is listed as a heart attack.

According to Rolling Stone, Johnson’s admirers included the likes of Kurt Cobain; some of his songs included “Life in Vain,” “True Love Will Find You in the End,” and “Walking the Cow.” The news of his death was first broken by the Austin Chronicle.

Here’s what you need to know:


Johnston Was Born in California But Raised in West Virginia

According to Rolling Stone, Johnston was born in Sacramento in 1961 but then moved to West Virginia, where his influences included the Beatles. His first album was released in 1980 and was called Songs of Pain.

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