There's pretty much nothing we can offer you in the way of details at this point, but it seems legit. Spinner is reporting that Jay Reatard has died at 29. Their report links to Goner Records message board, which has this statement: "It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our good friend Jay Reatard. Jay died in his sleep last night. We will pass along information about funeral arrangements when they are made public."

A slightly more detailed article can be found here.

Here's an interview we ran early last year.