R.I.P. Gerry Rafferty

Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty, best known for ’70s staples “Baker Street” and “Stuck In The Middle With You” — the latter of which some younger folks first heard during the bloody closing scene of Reservoir Dogs (via K-Billy’s Super Sounds of the Seventies) — died yesterday at the age of 63. As of now, the cause has not be disclosed, though he’d battled alcoholism for decades, suffered liver failure in 2008, and more recently dealt with kidney failure. You’ll find an Obit written by his onetime manager Michael Gray at The Guardian and an updated story at CNN.