Elliott Smith

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Birthday
6, 1969
Birthplace
Omaha, NE
Death Date
Oct 21, 2003 (34)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
6, 1969
Birthplace
Omaha, NE
Death Date
Oct 21, 2003 (34)

About

Singer and guitarist who wrote "Needle in the Hay" and who was nominated for an Oscar Award for Best Original Song in a film in 1998.

Before Fame

He grew up with an abusive stepfather; the effects of this trauma bleeding over into his song lyrics.

Trivia

He used a recording method called "multi-tracking," which allowed for him to create layering in his music.

Family Life

He was born to Gary Smith and Bunny Kay Berryman and had a sister named Ashley Welch. His partner Jennifer Chiba was supposedly in the shower when he allegedly stabbed himself twice in the chest. Although autopsy reports left open the possibility of homicide, an investigation was not opened.

Associated With

He appeared as a guest on The Late Night Show with Conan O'Brien, performing "Miss Misery."