Singer-songwriter Jimmy LaFave dies of cancer at 61
Singer-songwriter Jimmy LaFave, whose 2007 album “Cimarron Manifesto” drew critical raves and reached the top of the Americana music chart, has died just days after he appeared at a concert held in his honour. A statement Monday from Music Road Records says LaFave died Sunday at his Austin home after a fight with cancer. He was 61. More than 1,000 people attended a sold-out concert Thursday night at Austin’s Paramount Theatre to honour LaFave. He attended using a wheelchair. The East Texas native embraced the spirit of folk music icon Woody Guthrie.