American singer/songwriter Elliott Smith has died, aged 34.

Websites and radio stations have reported Smith died yesterday (21OCT03), and although he official cause of death has yet to be released, but there have been unconfirmed reports of suicide.

Elliot was nominated for an ACADEMY AWARD for his song MISS MISERY from the soundtrack of Good Will Hunting in 1997.

AMAZON.COM hailed his second self-titled album, "one of the most understated and incredible albums to emerge from the indie-rock scene in the 1990s."

He had released five albums, and was working on a new album called FROM A BASEMENT ON A HILL at the time of his death.

22/10/2003 13:52