Singer-songwriter Elliott Smith died yesterday of an apparent suicide. He was found in his Silver Lake, CA apartment and brought to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead an hour later. According to MTV News, there was a single knife wound that seemed to be self-inflicted but police are investigating. This is very sad to hear about this death because his songs, depressing and dark countered with his soft voice and lyrical guitar playing, have made our days much sweeter.

Elliott Smith's albums on Amazon. Our favorites are XO and Either/Or, but really, they are all good. And don't forget Mic City Sons by Heatmiser. An Elliott Smith fan site, Sweet Adeline.