Alex Chilton Dead at 59

1268926035_Chilton.jpgBig Star stinger Alex Chilton died of a heart attack yesterday, March 17th at 59 years old, Commercial Appeal reports. the band was scheduled to play a show at the SXSW show in Austin, Texas on March 20th. Big Star influenced bands like R.E.M., Wilco, Cheap Trick and Jeff Buckley. Check out Big Star’s song Kanga Roo after the jump.