Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous Commits Suicide

Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous Commits Suicide

Mark Linkous
Mark Linkous, best known as the driving force behind Sparklehorse, committed suicide on Saturday March 6.

A note on reads:

From the Linkous Family: "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." - March 6, 2010

In addition to his work as Sparklehorse, the Virginia-based musician collaborated with Radiohead, R.E.M., Tom Waits, and recently recorded the wonderful Dark Night Of The Soul with Danger Mouse.

Though there is some confusion over Linkous' exact age, he was in his 40s when he died.

[Published on: 3/8/10]

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