Highly influential cult artist Daniel Johnston has died at the age of 58. The legend suffered a heart attack last night.

The epitome of wonk his idiosyncratic genius saw him write songs that were both childlike and innocent and contained a raw beauty.

His idiosyncratic style saw Johnston’s songs covered by and inspired the likes of Mark Linkous, Jeffrey Lewis, Tom Waits, Karen O, Yo La Tengo, Eels, The Flaming Lips and perhaps most famously Kurt Cobain.

 

 

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