Silver Jews singer David Berman dead
American artist and poet David Berman has died at the age of 52, confirms his own record label Drag City on Twitter.
David Berman was perhaps best known as a singer and songwriter in the Indian rock band Silver Jews, which he co-founded in New York in 1989.
The band disbanded in 2009 and after a decade of musical absence, David Berman released a single in May under the artist name Purple Mountains. In July he released an album and a subsequent tour was planned.