R.I.P Mark Linkous.
"It is with great sadness that we share the news that our dear friend and family member, Mark Linkous, took his own life today. 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."
Radiohead's Colin Greenwood left this tribute on the band's blog:
"I was very sad to hear the news that Mark Linkous has died. He and his band toured with us in Europe, at the start of OK Computer, and they were great every night. His first two records were very important to me, and I carried his music from the tour into my life, and my friends’ lives too. He was softly spoken, with an Old South courtesy I hadn’t heard before: he introduced me to Daniel Johnston’s music, and the West Virginian writing of Pinckney Benedict. Mark wrote and played some beautiful music, and we’re lucky to have it. Rest in Peace."
Ed Harcourt said this on his Twitter:
Listening to Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot. In a world of much sadness these songs are a beacon of beauty and glorious sunshine.
I am devastated by the news that Mark Linkous has died.He was one of my favourite artists in the world and a joy to share the stage with. RIP