Singer-songwriter Mark Linkous
, leader of the indie rock band Sparklehorse
, committed suicide over the weekend, his family said. He was 47.
"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,
' family said on Sparklehorse
died Saturday in Knoxville, Tenn., after he shot himself in the heart in an alley outside a friend's home, manager Shelby Meade
told The New York Times.
The multi-instrumentalist was also known for his collaborations with P.J. Harvey
and Tom Waits
. His recent work with director David Lynch
and Danger Mouse
will be seen in the forthcoming album Dark Night Of Soul
had also recently completed his most of his work for the new Sparklehorse
album and was moving to Knoxville and setting up a new studio to complete the album, Meade Told The Times
His survivors include wife Teresa Linkous
; his mother, Gloria Hughes Thacker
; his father, Frederick Linkous
; and three brothers.
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