MTV News reports Elliott Smith has died of an apparent suicide, according to the Los Angeles County Department of the Coroner’s office. Smith’s body was found in his apartment, in the Silverlake section of Los Angeles, by a female friend, who took him to a local hospital at approximately 12:18 p.m. on Tuesday.
He was pronounced dead at Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center just over an hour later. He was 34.
A single knife wound that appeared to be self-inflicted was evident on the body, though police detectives are investigating the incident for foul play and/or other possibilities. No other details were available at press time. Read more.