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Local guitarist dies on Christmas Day

On Dec. 25, 2009, one of the Athens music scene’s brightest lights burned out.

Vic Chesnutt, a local mainstay since the mid-’80s, slipped suddenly into a coma earlier in the week after overdosing on muscle relaxants.

The news was confirmed on Christmas Eve, and the following day a family spokesperson announced Chesnutt’s death.