Obituary: Local performer Jesse Morris loved by Bay Area music community
Jesse “Jaundice” Morris, or “Punk Rock Johnny Cash,” 27, was found dead in his home after committing suicide on his birthday, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.
“I consider it a job. Just like some people might work in an office, I work at the station entertaining people. I get to do what I love, and I can make a living at it,” he said in an interview on BART.gov.
“People stop and listen, they tip and they smile.”
Voted “Best BART Musician” in 2008 by San Francisco Weekly, Morris was an iconic figure in San Francisco’s street music scene.
Morris leaves behind his loving family and friends and an unreleased 7-track country album available for download here: http://tinyurl.com/c73gj7x .