Cult singer-songwriter and rocker Dan Sartain dies aged 39

Dan Sartain performs on stage at the Rock City Basement Bar during the Dot To Dot Festival on May 30, 2010 in Nottingham, England
(Image credit: Ollie Millington/Redferns)

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Dan Sartain has died age 39. The Alabama musician’s passing was confirmed via a GoFundMe page set up by his family to help pay for funeral expenses. No cause of his death has been revealed.

“Dan Sartain left us many memories and music, but has unfortunately left us way too early,” a statement on the page read. “As wonderful as his legacy is, he had no plans for the unmentionable, and thus, here we are."

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.