Elliott Smith was a singer-songwriter that suffered from depression, alcoholism and drug dependence. He died on October 21, 2003 at the age of 34 years from two stab wounds to the chest, a suicide note was found.
Since his death, the wall where the cover of Figure 8 was shot has become a sort of unofficial tribute to him. The mural was recently restored.
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