Tributes pour in after Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan passes away in Kerry 4 months ago

Tributes pour in after Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan passes away in Kerry

Also known as a member of Queens of the Stone Age, he was 57.

Tributes have poured in for US singer-songwriter and musician Mark Lanegan after he passed away at the age of 57 at his home in Kerry.

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Renowned for his baritone voice, he first became prominent as the lead singer for grudge pioneers Screaming Trees before becoming a member of rock groups Queens of the Stone Age and The Gutter Twins.

On top of this, he released 11 solo studio albums, as well as three collaboration albums with Isobel Campbell and two with Duke Garwood.

A tweet from his official Twitter account posted on Tuesday evening read:

"Our beloved friend Mark Lanegan passed away this morning at his home in Killarney, Ireland.

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"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."

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A number of artists have since taken to social media to pay tribute to Lanegan.

"Mark Lanegan, RIP, deepest respect for you. Your fan, Iggy Pop," The Stooges frontman said.

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The Velvet Underground's John Cale wrote: "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."

"Mark Lanegan was a lovely man. He led a wild life that some of us could only dream of," wrote Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order.

"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."

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Moby posted: "Rest In Peace, old friend. Truly. More and more the best are no longer with us."

You can read more tributes to Lanegan below.