Mark Lanegan, singer of the grunge band Screaming Trees, has died aged 57.
The musician was also a member of rock bands Queens of the Stone Age and The Gutter Twins and collaborated with artists such as Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain.
A statement posted on Lanegan’s official Twitter account said he died at his home in Killarney, Ireland on Tuesday morning.
Describing him as a “beloved singer, songwriter, author, and musician”, it said he is “survived by his wife Shelley”.
It added: “No other information is available at this time.”
Lanegan joined Screaming Trees in the 1980s and went on to produce eight studio albums until the group’s split in 2000.
He first appeared on Queens of the Stone Age’s Rated R album in 2000 and lent his voice and songwriting talent to several songs.
He later formed The Gutter Twins with Afghan Whigs vocalist Greg Dulli.
Lanegan also featured on the 1995 album Above by Mad Season.
Names from the world of music and entertainment have paid tribute to Lanegan including Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood, who reacted to the news by writing on Twitter: “Aww man, Mark Lanegan.”
Charlatans singer Tim Burgess tweeted: “Oh no. Terrible news that Mark Lanegan has left us. Safe travels man – you’ll be missed.”
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