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Singer Jeff Buckley Presumed Dead

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley was presumed dead four days after he disappeared while swimming in water that joins the Mississippi River with Memphis, Tenn., authorities said. Buckley, the 30-year-old son of ‘60s folk cult hero Tim Buckley, has been missing since late Thursday night, when he entered the water fully clothed, according to a friend. An extensive search of the area has failed to locate him. “It has become apparent to me that my son will not be walking out of the river,” Buckley’s mother, Mary GuibertCQ, said in a statement released by Columbia Records. “It is now time to make plans to celebrate a life that was golden.” A memorial service is being planned, with details expected to be released in the next few weeks. Memphis police are continuing their search.


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