He committed suicide, right?
Yeah, and nobody knows why. He didn't leave a note.
Some of his friends speculated that maybe he occasionally had a spell of depression, but, that was just guesswork.
I suppose that he could have suffered from undiagnosed depression. I know that this kind of mental affliction does indeed cause some to take their own lives.
But it is unbelievable to hear him squeeze those tones out of just a Telecaster and amp when he plays Harlem Nocturne. How many guitar players can do that? Few.