Daniel Johnston, a unusual folks singer-songwriter and visible artist whose offbeat occupation and struggles with psychological sickness introduced him a cult following and impressed a documentary movie, has died at age 58.
Consistent with a remark issued by way of his circle of relatives, Johnston died of herbal reasons Wednesday morning at his Houston-area house. His brother, Dick Johnston, says Daniel were plagued for years with well being problems.
Musicians similar to Kurt Cobain and Tom Waits, in addition to “The Simpsons” writer Matt Groening, are amongst those that have expressed a keenness for Johnston’s paintings.
Johnston’s struggles with manic melancholy shaped the guts of the Oscar-nominated 2005 documentary “The Satan and Daniel Johnston.” His songs regularly contained blameless pleas for romance and bore titles similar to “Lifestyles in Useless,” ”True Love Will In finding You within the Finish” and “Strolling the Cow.”