Daniel Johnston

Jan 22, 1961 – Sep 10, 2019 (Age 58)


Daniel Johnston was a quirky singer-songwriter based in Austin, Texas, who influenced many alternative music artists including Kurt Cobain of Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, and Tom Waits. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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I didn't know him personally, but his music was like a ray of hope, and that's something we all need at times.

Your music helped me through so many dark times. Daniel was a true artist who can never be replaced and I hope he knew that.

In your art you could convey no less than absolute beauty-the absorption and swelling of love, the purpose of having a life at all. Thanks Big Band Danny
Ps sorry for your pains

May you spend time in heaven with your heroes.

Thinking of Dan and his family on the eve of his burial...
With love,
"Gina, from California"

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

You were one of God's favorites and will be missed.

Your music meant a lot to me and so many others. May God bless you Daniel.

Thank you Daniel for such beautiful music. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this extremely difficult time.