Tributes pour in following death of Screaming Trees' Mark Lanegan
He was 57 years old.
Tributes have been pouring in for musician Mark Lanegan who has passed away at the age of 57.
Lanegan was a member of the band Screaming Trees in the 90s and, more recently, he was part of Queens of the Stone Age.
As RTÉ reports, he passed away in his home in Killarney, where he had been living with his wife Shelley Brien. He died yesterday morning.
News of his death was shared on his Twitter account.
It read: "Our beloved friend Mark Lanegan passed away this morning at his home in Killarney, Ireland. A beloved singer, songwriter, author and musician he was 57 and is survived by his wife Shelley. No other information is available at this time. We ask Please respect the family privacy".
It's understood that Lanegan experienced health problems after contracting Covid-19 last year. He lost his hearing and spent time slipping in and out of a coma in hospital.
On social media, many have been sharing tributes to the musician.
John Cale wrote: "I can't process this. Mark Lanegan will always be etched into my heart - as he surely touched so many with his genuine self, no matter the cost, true to the end."
Iggy Pop tweeted: "Mark Lanegan, RIP, deepest respect for you. Your fan, Iggy Pop."
Joy Division's Peter Hook wrote: "Mark Lanegan was a lovely 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 of that he will live forever. RIP Mark. Sleep well. Love Hooky.."
Nadine Shah tweeted: "My brother, my mentor, my pen pal, my great friend. I can't believe you're gone my friend. I love you Mark Lanegan. And I thank him for everything, for our friendship and the inspiration. I loved him so much. He was the greatest. The very best of us xx."