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Jason Molina dies: Singer-songwriter turned ... farmer? (+video)

Jason Molina, an alternative musician who released 12 albums in his abbreviated career, has died at home. As he battled his addictions, he spent time farming goats and chickens, Molina told his fans.

Don't This Look Like the Dark, Rotterdam, 2003
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Alternative singer-songwriter Jason Molina has died at his home in Indianapolis. He was 39.

The Marion County coroner confirms Mr. Molina died Saturday. The cause of death hasn't been determined.

His record label, Indiana-based Secretly Canadian, says he stopped touring in 2009 "to deal with severe alcoholism."

On its website Monday, the label says the Lorain, Ohio, native released more than 12 albums under the name "Songs: Ohia" and the band Magnolia Electric Co., which he started in 2003. The label says Molina was its "cornerstone."

A message attributed to his family and posted on the label's website in September 2011 says he'd been in and out of rehabilitation facilities and hospitals in England and the United States over the previous two years and was raising goats and chickens in West Virginia.


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