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04/06/1997 Jeff Buckley's body is discovered floating in the Mississippi River

In May 1997, while awaiting the arrival of his band from New York, he drowned during a spontaneous evening swim, fully clothed, in the Mississippi River when he was caught in the wake of a passing boat; his body was found on June 4.


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