Frightened Rabbit lead singer Scott Hutchison has passed away at the age of 36.
Variety reports that his body was found Thursday in Port Edgar, Queensferry, Scotland.
The cause of his death has not been revealed, but his family acknowledged that he struggled with mental health issues. In a statement, the family said, “As a family, we are utterly devastated with the tragic loss of our beloved Scott. Despite his disappearance, and the recent concerns over his mental health, we had all remained positive and hopeful that he would walk back through the door, having taken some time away to compose himself. Scott, like many artists, wore his heart on his sleeve and that was evident in the lyrics of his music and the content of many of his social media posts.”
“Depression is a horrendous illness that does not give you any alert or indication as to when it will take hold of you,” the statement continued. “We are immensely proud of [Scott] for being so open with his struggles. His willingness to discuss these matters in the public domain undoubtedly raised awareness of mental health issues and gave others confidence and belief to discuss their own issues.”
A day before his body was discovered, Hutchison was reported missing. Earlier this week, he tweeted, “Be so good to everyone you love. It’s not a given. I’m so annoyed that it’s not. I didn’t live by that standard and it kills me. Please, hug your loved ones.”
In his final tweet, he said, “I’m away now. Thanks.”
The band had tweeted their concerns about Scott after he was reported missing. They said, “We are worried about Scott, who has been missing for a little while now. He may be in a fragile state and may not be making the best decisions for himself right now. Please could Scott or anyone with any information on his whereabouts please contact Police Scotland (101).”
Frightened Rabbit was scheduled to hit the road for a tour later this month.