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Mark Lanegan, Screaming Trees singer and member of Queens of the Stone Age, dies aged 57

Mark Lanegan, singer of rock band Screaming Trees and a member of Queens of the Stone Age, has died aged 57.

The musician, who was also a member of The Gutter Twins, died at his home in Killarney, Ireland.

A statement posted on his official Twitter account described him as a “beloved singer, songwriter, author and musician”.

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Lanegan was a frequent collaborator with Queens of the Stone Age. Pic: AP

The statement said: “Our beloved friend Mark Lanegan passed away this morning at his home in Killarney, Ireland.

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“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.”

From the Screaming Trees to Queens of the Stone Age

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Lanegan began his musical career in 1984 as frontman of psychedelic grunge band Screaming Trees and went on to produce eight studio albums.

After the band split up in 2000, he became a frequent collaborator with Queens of the Stone Age, featuring on their albums Rated R, Songs for the Deaf, Lullabies to Paralyze, Era Vulgaris and …Like Clockwork.

He collaborated with various artists throughout his career, including Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain.

American folk singer Mark Lanegan during a concert in Prague, Czech Republic. Pic: AP
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Lanegan has released 11 studio albums since 1990. Pic: AP

Lanegan also formed The Gutter Twins with Afghan Whigs vocalist Greg Dulli in 2003.

He has also released 11 solo studio albums since 1990.

Tributes to ‘lovely man’ who led ‘wild life’

Tributes to the musician followed news of his death.

Peter Hook, co-founder of Joy Division and New Order, described Lanegan as a “lovely man” who led a “wild life”.

He shared a black and white photo on Twitter and 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. X”

Charlatans singer Tim Burgess tweeted: “Oh no. Terrible news that Mark Lanegan has left us.

“Safe travels man – you’ll be missed.”

Comedian and actor Rob Delaney tweeted: “I love you Mark Lanegan. A colossal, spectacular body of work.”

Sharing a collection of Lanegan’s work, he added: “These are all him? How?”

Lanegan is survived by his wife, Shelley Brien.

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