Tributes pour in for the outsider artist...

American songwriter Daniel Johnston has died, it has been confirmed.

A true original, his work was hailed internationally, in spite of the often astonishingly lo-fi nature of his early recordings.

Initially dubbing his own albums and handing them out to strangers in the street, the adoration of Kurt Cobain would help to bring Daniel Johnston's work to wider prominence.

An incredibly gifted lyricist who was continually eager to play with both melody and song structure, Daniel Johnston's mental health difficulties sometimes over-shadowed a fastidious, wonderfully inventive creative sensibility.

Sadly passing away at the age of 58 following a heart attack, the wave of mourning that has followed is a sign of the sheer potency of his catalogue.

Here's just a handful of the tributes being paid forwards Daniel Johnston.

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