Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. singer Jason Molina dead at 39
Alcohol has claimed yet another beautiful life—Jason Molina, the critically acclaimed singer-songwriter best known as the leader of indie rock band Songs: Ohia, has passed away at the age of 39 from organ failure due to alcoholism.
The first Songs: Ohia album was released in 1997, and the band changed its name to Magnolia Electric Co. in 2003. He also released three solo albums.
Molina struggled with the disease for a decade before 2009 when he was forced to quit music due to severe alcoholism.
Read the statement issued by his label Secretly Canadian here.