Mark Lanegan Died: What Was His Cause Of Death?

Mark Lanegan was also part of Queens of the Stone Age and The Gutter Twins; he had been very sick from COVID during 2021.

The musician and leader of the group Screaming Trees and prolific solo career,  Mark Lanegan, died this morning at his home in Killarney, Ireland, as confirmed by his close circle.

Through a concise obituary published on his official Twitter account, it was reported that the “beloved singer, composer, author and musician” was 57 years old “and is survived by his wife Shelley”, it appears written.

Did He commit Suicide?

More information or details about the cause of his death, however, were not revealed: “There is no more information available at this time. We ask that you please respect the family’s privacy,” they requested in the publication.

Mark Lanegan was not suffering from any mental health issues nor he was in dire need of any medical or professional help. Well, there is no official confirmation on this statement. His death may be natural.

Mark Lanegan And Covid

Although the composer’s cause of death has not been reported, in March 2021 Mark Lanegan had fought a strong battle against COVID, since he had even been in a coma due to the disease, it was also known that his health was going through ups and downs after contagion due to sequelae.

The above was told in a book he wrote called ‘Devil in a Coma’, in which he details that after the success of his first autobiographical book, he moved to Ireland in search of protection from COVID; however, he contracted the virus.

Born on November 25, 1964, in the state of Washington, Lanegan founded Screaming Trees in 1984, with whom he recorded eight albums before their separation in 2000. In parallel, he also developed his solo career, debuting in 1990 with The Winding Sheet, on which Kurt Cobain collaborated, and publishing twelve albums, with 2020’s Straight Songs of Sorrow being the last of them.

Over the years, he has also recorded three albums with Isobel Campbell of Belle & Sebastian, with Greg Dulli of the Afghan Whigs with The Twilight Singers and The Gutter Twins, as well as putting his deep voice on records by Queens of the Stone Age and Soul Savers.

His last musical project was Dark Mark vs. Skeleton Joe alongside Joe Cardamone, former vocalist The Icarus Line, with whom he released an album in October 2021.

During the 1990s and early 2000s, Lanegan suffered from alcoholism and was hooked on heroin. In his autobiography Sing Backwards And Weep, published in 2020, he pointed to Courtney Love as the person who saved her life by paying for a year of rehabilitation treatment.

Rest in peace.

Amelia Warner writes all the Latest Articles. She mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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