Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer Jay Bennett,
best known as a key member of Wilco, from 1994 to his departure from the band in 2001--after working on their landmark album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot [Nonesuch-2002]--died at home in his sleep
on May 24th. The exact cause of death is unknown at this time.

Bennett recorded five solo albums post-Wilco. The most recent, Whatever Happened I Apologize, was released in late 2008.

He was 45 years old.