Whatever he is, there is one indisputable fact - cunts love him. All the hipster boho sluts who know of his music are all crazy for his looks, despite him being dead 20+ years.
His dad - Tim Buckley - was a bigger slayer. He took drugs, had kids and abandoned them (including Jeff), made crazy music and spent all his remaining time getting laid. Jeff as a result became a more sensitive, tortured artist than his father.
Dat feel when a long dead fringe musician has more sexual value in the current market than you.