Following the release of news that Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan died at age 57 earlier in the day, artists like Greg Dulli, Moby, Skeleton Joe, Iggy Pop, and more have paid tribute to the late artist through social media.
Peter Hook, former New Order bassist, tweeted, “Mark Lanegan 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. RIP Mark. Sleep well.”
Meanwhile, Wisconsin-based band, Garbage, stated, “Terribly saddened to hear the news of the passing of Mark Lanegan. A very gifted artist blessed with honey dipped tones, gone far too soon.”
The singer died this morning of a still-unknown cause. His passing was announced by a representative on social media.
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 (@marklanegan) February 22, 2022
John Cale, Badly Drawn Boy, Slash, Mark Pickerel, Manic Street Preachers, Mark Morton, and Tim Burgess all took to Twitter to pay tribute to the recently-departed singer.
I can’t process this. Mark Lanegan will always be etched in my heart – as he surely touched so many with his genuine self, no matter the cost, true to the end. xx jc pic.twitter.com/VDL176nbJu
— John Cale (@therealjohncale) February 22, 2022
Terribly saddened to hear the news of the passing of Mark Lanegan. A very gifted artist blessed with honey dipped tones, gone far too soon.
— Garbage (@garbage) February 22, 2022
Mark Lanegan 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. RIP Mark. Sleep well. Love Hooky. X pic.twitter.com/Xnx76y68YC
— Peter Hook (@peterhook) February 22, 2022
— Slash (@Slash) February 22, 2022
I am so profoundly grateful to have had the chance to make music & become friends with Mark Lanegan. Few artists ever achieve the level of honesty & authenticity that he did.
He was absolutely brilliant.
Godspeed my friend. 🖤
— Mark Morton 🇺🇸 (@MarkDuaneMorton) February 22, 2022
Goodbye old friend, I’ll miss you, I love you. May you truly Rest In Peace. https://t.co/8I2e9d7p7y
— mark pickerel (@mtpickerel) February 22, 2022
— greg dulli (@MrGregDulli) February 22, 2022
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat