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Former Twin Cities music critic, talent executive found dead in Thailand


Tim Carr, a former music critic for the Minneapolis Tribune who went on to work in the music industry with several major acts, has been found dead in Thailand, the Star Tribune reports.

Carr, a Hopkins native, was 57.

Citing a report from the Phuket News, the Star Tribune says Carr was found dead in a rented apartment Wednesday in Pattaya, Thailand. The publication reported that Carr had a large knife wound across his chest and there were signs of a disturbance at the scene, as well as evidence of drug usage, including prescription medications.

Police have reportedly termed the circumstances of his death as suspicious.

Billboard reports that Carr had been living in Thailand for the past eight years and was recently working on a movie about a rock band.

In addition to the Tribune and other local publications, Carr worked with the Walker Arts Center in the performing arts department in the 1970s, and famously produced the M80: The No, New Now Wave Festival at the University of Minnesota fieldhouse, according to the Star Tribune. The music lineup featured young experimental bands, including Devo.

Carr also notably worked as an A&R (artists and repertoire) executive for record labels in New York and Los Angeles in the 1980s and 1990s, including Capitol, Warner Bros. and DreamWorks, Billboard says.

He signed the Beastie Boys to Capitol Records, and also worked with such artists as Babes in Toyland, David Byrne, Megadeth and Joan Jett.

Carr's friends have set up a memorial page on Facebook in his honor.

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