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Magnolia Electric Co. founder Jason Molina dead at 39


Magnolia Electric Co. frontman Jason Molina has died from organ failure at age 39.

The singer-songwriter passed away on Saturday night in Indianapolis after a lengthy battle with alcoholism.

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In 2011, his bandmates launched an appeal on the group's website, soliciting donations to help the uninsured musician pay his medical bills after Molina had spent almost two years in and out of rehab. He formed Magnolia Electric Co. in 2003, taking the title from the final album of one of his former groups, Songs: Ohia.

Magnolia Electric Co. released five albums between 2005 and 2009, and Molina released a solo album, called "Autumn Bird Songs," last year).

A statement from officials at his record label, Secretly Canadian, reads: "We're going to miss Jason. He was generous. He was a one of a kind. And he had a voice unlike any other."

Mar 23, 2013 3:19PM
To the agnostic and Pete, I think you would have liked my dad, he was funny and very intelligent - he enjoyed people and loved to tell others about his experiences with living life as an alcoholic and the victory he experienced. He tried to do sobriety on his own for 20+ years but the urges were always there to battle until he asked Jesus for help. He experienced a transformation and truly the desire was completely gone. He passed away last year and the last thing on his heart and mind was thanking Jesus for all he'd done for him - giving his life back to him from the grips of addiction.  He was a difficult person to be around until that day when God answered his humble call for help. He wqas freed from bitterness and anger that coexisted with his alcoholism. He truly was a new man. Best of luck to you.
Mar 21, 2013 6:56AM
Thanks !! It has been a tough, hard road. But not as hard as the road I was picked up off of just about 1 year ago almost dead with .55 BAC. I also thank my Higher Power (My kids) for my sobriety. And yes God has "GRANTED ME THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CANNOT CHANGE, COURAGE TO CHANGE THINGS THAT I CAN, AND THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE" Have a wonderful day, and all other days 1 day at a time.....
Who and that's the name of the band or job he worked for? I read it and still....who??
Mar 19, 2013 2:49PM
Can't help someone who won't help themselves. I'm surprised that MSNBC didn't headline it as accidental overdose.
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