Mark Linkous, the singer, songwriter and instrumentalist for Sparklehorse, has committed suicide.
His family released a statement saying:
“It is with great sadness that we share the news that our dear friend and family member, Mark Linkous, took his own life today. We are thankful for his time with us and will hold him forever in our hearts. May his journey be peaceful, happy and free. There’s a heaven and there’s a star for you.”
According to Wikipedia:
Linkous committed suicide with a gunshot to the heart outside a friend’s house in Knoxville, Tennesee on March 6, 2010.
So sad. May he rest in peace.