Mark Lanegan, lead singer of the rock band Screaming Trees and a member of Queens of the Stone Age, has died at the age of 57.
The musician, who was also a member of The Gutter Twins, died at his home in Killarney, Ireland.
A statement posted on his official Twitter account described him as a “beloved singer, songwriter, lyricist and musician”.
The statement said: “Our beloved friend Mark Lanegan died this morning at his home in Killarney, Ireland.
“Favorite singer, songwriter, author and musician, he was 57 and survived by his wife Shelley.
“No other information is available at this time. Please, please respect family privacy.”
Our beloved friend Mark Lanegan died this morning at his home in Killarney, Ireland. A beloved singer, songwriter, author and musician, he is 57 and has survived his wife Shelley. There is no other information at the moment. Please Please respect the privacy of your family
– mark lanegan (@marklanegan) February 22, 2022
From the screaming trees to the queens of the Stone Age
Lanegan began his musical career in 1984 as the frontman of the psychedelic grunge band Screaming Trees and continued to produce eight studio albums.
After the band disbanded in 2000, he became a frequent contributor to Queens of the Stone Age, including their albums Rated R, Songs for the Deaf, Lulllabies to Paralyze, Era Vulgaris and … Like Clockwork.
He has collaborated with various artists throughout his career, including Kurt Cobain of Nirvana.
Lanegan also co-wrote The Gutter Twins with Afghan Whigs vocalist Greg Dully in 2003.
He has also released 11 solo studio albums since 1990.
A tribute to the “beautiful man” who leads a “wild life”
Tribute to the musician was followed by the news of his death.
Peter Hooke, co-founder of Joy Division and New Order, describes Lanegan as a “wonderful man” who leads a “wild life.”
He shared a black-and-white photo on Twitter and wrote: “Mark Lanegan was a wonderful man. He led a wild life that some of us could only dream of.
“He leaves us with fantastic words and music! Thank God that through all this he will live forever. RIP Mark. Sleep well. Love Hooky. X”
Moby paid tribute to his “old friend.”
The American musician, whose full name is Richard Melville Hall, collaborated with Lanegan in 2013 in the song The Lonely Night.
Sharing a photo of Lanegan on Twitter, he wrote: “Rest in peace, old friend. Really. More and more the best are no longer with us. @Marklanegan”
Screaming Trees drummer Mark Pickerl said in a series of tweets: “Goodbye, old friend, I’ll miss you, I love you” and that he hopes the angels “take good care” of Lanegan.
He also shared a photo of them hugging, adding: “Let’s really rest in peace, Big Brother @marklanegan”
Charlatans singer Tim Burgess wrote on Twitter: “Oh, no. Terrible news that Mark Lanegan has left us.
Safe travel, man, you’ll miss it.
Comedian and actor Rob Delaney wrote on Twitter: “I love you Mark Lanegan. A colossal, spectacular work. “
Sharing a collection of Lanegan’s works, he added: “Is this all him? How?”
Lanegan is survived by his wife, Shelley Brian.
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