Tributes Pour In For Grunge Icon Mark Lanegan Who Died Aged 57


Grunge music icon Mark Lanegan has died at the age of 57.

He was renowned for being the frontman to the band The Screaming Trees from 1985 to 2000. He also worked with bands Queen of the Stone Age, The Gutter Twins and Mad Season.

His also had a myriad of collaborations, which included featuring on Manic Street Preachers’ last album “The Ultra Vivid Lament”. He also kept in contact with the band when they supported Oasis on their 1996 US Tour.

Lanegan’s death was confirmed via Twitter, through a post from his official 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”. 

Mark Lanegan Was “a very beautiful soul”

Tributes have been arriving in their droves for the late singer, with Peter Hook, Rob Delaney and Anton Newcombe all sharing emotional tributes.

 “I am in absolute shock, a very beautiful soul has left this world. I love you brother…my deepest condolences to his family and friends”, Anton Newcombe wrote.

Peter Hook added, “Mark 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”. 

“I love you Mark Lanegan. A colossal, spectacular body of work”, Rob Delaney wrote.

The Manic Street Preachers also paid tribute to Grunge icon.

“Devastated by this-heartbreaking”, they wrote.  “A huge talent on so many levels – such an amazing voice and all those beautiful words”. 

Back in 2018, Lanegan also released a special live cover of Guns N’Roses hit “November Rain”. This reworking also featured singer Nicole Atkins. Check it out here.

He died in his home in Killarney, co Kerry.