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A Death in Knoxville: Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse

The initial reports over the weekend that Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse had committed suicide were sad enough, but finding out that it apparently happened in Knoxville makes it hit home in uhappy ways. According to The New York Times:

He shot himself in the heart in an alley outside a friend's home, said his manager, Shelby Meade. Lt. Greg Hoskins of the Knoxville Police Department confirmed that the police responded to a call at 1:20 p.m., and that Mr. Linkous was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The Times also reports that Linkous, who played at last year's Big Ears festival with Fennesz, "was in the process of moving to Knoxville and setting up a new studio" to complete a new Sparklehorse album.

Comments » 1

  • March 08, 2010
  • 1:51 PM
Paullen writes:

I was sadden to hear of Mark Linkous passing. He is another talented artist who died to soon. I'm also sadden for his family.

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