Daniel Johnston, the eclectic Austin-based singer-songwriter, died Tuesday night from a heart attack, and celebrities have been mourning his death on social media. Johnston was beloved by the likes of Kurt Cobain, who wore a Hi, How Are You tee at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards, and his music was covered by Beck, Death Cab for Cutie, Lana Del Rey and other stars.

Beck tweeted “RIP Daniel Johnston” on Wednesday (Sept. 11) with a link to his cover of Johnston’s song “True Love Will Find You in the End” from The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered, a two-disc set from 2004 that included a cover album by various artists. The album artwork morbidly glorifies the now-late artist as he stares down at his own tombstone with flowers, the years 1961-2004 etched into it as well as the description “sorry entertainer.”

Here are the reactions to Johnston’s death:

daniel johnston will be missed. a brilliant story teller and songwriter who carried my friends and i through many over night drives in the van. so much to learn from daniel in the way he shared fearlessly.

– jackantonoff (@jackantonoff)
September 11, 2019

Rest In Peace Daniel Johnston.

– ashy daddy (@Thundercat)
September 11, 2019

rest in peace Daniel Johnston ❤️

– el-p (@therealelp)
September 11, 2019

This one hurts. RIP Daniel Johnston. One of my favorite songwriters of all-time and a huge inspiration on what it means to be an artist through and through. He was truly DIY and always a genuine creative force. His songs will live on forever.

– Beach Fossils (@beachfossils)
September 11, 2019

So sad to hear of the death of the great Daniel Johnston. Here is a beautiful performance of his which makes me cry every time. Swell season + Daniel Johnston – Life in vain – HD-ACL – with lyrics https://t.co/ELElWjpZ3P via @YouTube @Glen_Hansard @TheSwellSeason

– Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow)
September 11, 2019

“oh my lord/I am so bored/held the hand of satan/I was on mtv/everybody was looking at me/held the hand of the devil”

– Daniel Johnston

– kristin hersh (@kristinhersh)
September 11, 2019

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Source:: Daily times


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Beck, Thundercat, Jack Antonoff & More Musicians Share Sweet Tributes to Daniel Johnston

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