Rolling Stone reported yesterday that Mark Linkous, frontman for influential psych-folk band Sparklehorse, took his own life yesterday. His family released this statement:
“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.”
Linkous had almost completed work on a new record that was to be released on Anti Records this year. His exact age was unknown, but he was in his 40s.