RIP, David Berman: Silver Jews’s Member Might Have Died in Apparent Suicide

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David Berman, the songwriter famous for Silver Jews (with Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich) and Purple Mountains, has died at the age of 52.

“We couldn’t be more sorry to tell you this. David Berman passed away earlier today. A great friend and one of the most inspiring individuals we’ve ever known is gone. Rest easy, David,” his longtime label, Drag City, announced on Twitter.

The cause of death hasn’t been confirmed officially, however, the songwriter had faced with drug addiction and had survived several overdoses and one suicide attempt.

He founded Purple Mountains and was about to begin his North American tour for the new album this weekend.


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RIP, David Berman: Silver Jews's Member Might Have Died in Apparent Suicide
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David Berman, the songwriter famous for Silver Jews (with Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich) and Purple Mountains, has died at the age of 52. 
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