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Also Known As: Died: October 21, 2003
Born: August 6, 1969 Cause of Death: apparent suicide: self inflicted stab wound to the chest
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, USA Profession: musician, songwriter, ditch digger

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Born and raised in Texas
1983:
Moved to Portland, Oregon, to live with father and stepmother (date approximate)
1991:
Formed band Heatmiser with Neil Gust
1993:
Heatmiser released first album "Dead Air"
1994:
Released first solo album "Roman Candle"
1997:
Contributed the song "Miss Misery" to the soundtrack of "Good Will Hunting"; nominated for a Best Song Academy Award
1998:
Song "Pitseleh" was heard in the Ben Stiller comedy "Keeping The Faith"
2001:
His song "Needle In The Hay" from his self titled album was used in the award winning feature "The Royal Tenenbaums"
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Education

Hampshire College: Amherst , Massachusetts - 1991

Notes

Commenting on Smith's contribution to "Good Will Hunting", co-star Minnie Driver told New York (March 23, 1998): "It's literally the most important thing in the film. Elliott is like a character you can't see. I can only compare the way his music worls to Simon & Garfunkel's songs in 'The Graduate'."

About his Oscar nomination, Smith told Lisa Robinson of the New York Post (March 20, 1998): "It's a really freakish and happy accident and I'd be thrilled to win, but it wouldn't really mean anything in particular. Whereas I think some of the lucky contestants would really feel like they'd gotten somewhere."

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