Mark Lanegan, a member of Screaming Trees’ and Queens of the Stone Age, was a part of the 1980s-90s grunge scene in the Pacific Northwest. He died on Tuesday at his Killarney home, Ireland. He was 57 years old.
SKH Music, a manager company, confirmed his death in a press release, but did no further details.
In the statement, SKH Music called Mr. Lanegan “a beloved singer, songwriter, author and musician.”
Although his stints in the bands Screaming Trees and Queens of the Stone Age did not bring him the fame of Soundgarden or Nirvana, he was well-known for his distinctive, yet strong voice that could lift a song to both highs and lows.
Mr. Lanegan’s voice was a defining element of hits like Screaming Trees’ 1992 song “Nearly Lost You” and Queens of the Stone Age’s 2000 record “Feel Good Hit of the Summer.” He wrote candidly about drugs and a self-destructive lifestyle.
According to his IMDb Page, Mark William Lanegan, was born Nov. 25, 1964 in Ellensburg (Wash.), a small farming community.
His wife Shelley, SKH Music stated, is his survivor. It was not possible to immediately provide a complete list of survivors.
In the next few hours, a full obituary is available.
Ben Sisario contributed reporting.