We lost another great one: RIP Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse)

Rolling Stone is reporting that Mark Linkous, the mastermind behind Sparklehorse, took his own life on Saturday. This is terribly sad news and comes just months after Vic Chesnutt (who had worked with Linkous in the past) killed himself. And, as in Chesnutt’s case, just a look at song titles and a listen to lyrics reveal that Linkous made no secret about his sadness – “Heart of Darkness”, “I Almost Lost My Mind”, “Sick of Goodbyes”.

Linkous was one of the first musicians I ever spoke to for my old site, Swizzle-Stick, and I found him to be a very interesting and enjoyable person to talk to. You can read that interview, done back in 1999, over on AtomicNed.com.

  • Lisa

    #1 Cousin. I will always love you and I will always miss you. Too young and too soon. Rest in peace and feel no more pain.

  • mary

    Tragic loss of epic proportions…

  • Sean

    Unbelievable. Very sad. I don’t think Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot will ever lose it’s place in my all time top 10. I was looking forward to hearing more from Mark.

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  • Beego

    Really gutted at this so sad news. Mark’s music touched us all. Really sad…