Mark Linkous Committed Suicide

Mark Linkous , singer and instrumentalist for the group Sparklehorse has committed suicide.

A statement from his family via his publicist reads: “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.”

In 1996 while on tour with Radiohead, Linkous overdosed on Valium and Heroin and was unconcious for almost 14 hours with no circulation to his legs. As a result, he suffered a heart attack and was unable to walk for six months.

Linkous also produced Daniel Johnston’s album Fear Yourself and collaborated with Danger Mouse and film director David Lynch on Dark Night of the Soul.

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