Musician Daniel Johnston, who influenced Nirvana star Kurt Cobain, has died.
The folk musician and visual artist died from a heart attack on Tuesday, The Austin Chronicle reports.
He was 58.
Johnston had reportedly been in poor health and had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar.
His physical health also began to suffer after had a fall and was hospitalised.
He also had to contend with changes to his medication routine.
The American singer was most famous for his songs Life In Vain, True Love Will Find You in the End and Walking the Cow.
He had a number of high profile fans, including Cobain, who once said in an interview that Johnston was one of the “greatest” songwriters of all time.
Johnston had a number of high profile fans
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Cobain famously wore a T-shirt emblazoned with Johnston’s Hi, How Are You album to the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.
The star’s songs have also been covered a number of times, by bands such as Flaming Lips, Death Cab For Cutie, Bright Eyes and Beck.
Talking about his career back in 1994, Johnston told Rolling Stone : “Some people really liked me, and other people were making fun of me they thought I was a freak show.
He was 58
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“I was just all wrapped up in the middle of it like a total psychopath. Not like a killer or anything. More like a way-out teddy bear. … And if people were making fun of me, if they have a good time making fun of me, then that’s just as good, really.
“I’m entertaining them. Maybe I’m more of a comedian than they know.”