Mark Lanegan died recently at the age of 57. The singer and composer were best known for his work as the lead singer for the band Queens of the Stone Age and Screaming Trees. On February 22, he verified the news on his official Twitter account. The tweet stated:
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
The message concluded with a plea for privacy for the family. The memorial’s specifics have yet to be revealed.
Cause of death of Mark Lanegan
The passing of Mark Lanegan is a massive loss for the whole music business. His cause of death, however, has yet to be established. He was hospitalized in March 2021 after getting COVID-19 and almost died. He was also briefly deaf and unable to walk due to the condition. For many months, he was in and out of a coma. Lanegan discussed his views on several COVID-19 conspiracy theories in a 2020 interview. He said that the sickness is connected to 5G technology and explained his wife’s fear of being watched by technological devices.
All About Mark Lanegan
Lanegan, who was born on November 25, 1964, rose to prominence as the main vocalist of Screaming Trees, as well as a member of Queens of the Stone Age and the Gutter Twins. Lanegan recorded eleven studio albums, three collaborations with Isobel Campbell and two with Duke Garwood. His baritone voice made him well-known among the general population.
The Ellensburg, Washington native started his musical in 1984 as the vocalist of Screaming Trees, with whom he recorded seven studio albums and five EPs until the band disbanded in 2000. He also launched a solo career at the time, releasing The Winding Sheet, his first solo studio album, in 1990. Lanegan recorded ten additional solo albums, all of which were pretty successful. Following the dissolution of Screaming Trees, he cooperated with Queens of the Stone Age, appearing on albums such as Songs for the Deaf,… Clockwork Orange, Rated R, and others are examples. Lanegan worked with various musicians over his career, including Kurt Cobain, with whom he produced an unreleased album.
He later founded the band Mad Season with Layne Staley and Mike McCready. The popular performer then established The Gutter Twins in 2003 and collaborated with Isobel Campbell on three albums. He has worked on albums by Martina Topley-Bird, Manic Street Preachers, Creature with the Atom Brain, and others.
Twitter users give their respects.
Mark Lanegan rose to prominence in the music business as a result of his abilities and collaborations with several well-known musicians. When they learned of his passing, many took to social media to express their sorrow:
MESSAGE FROM IGGY:
Mark Lanegan, RIP, deepest respect for you. Your fan,
— Iggy Pop (@IggyPop) February 22, 2022
Hearing about Mark Lanegan passing away has properly stopped me in my tracks. I’m absolutely gutted. Met him on a couple of occasions and I was nervous because I loved him so much. He was a perfect gentleman, really kind. One of THE great singers of the last 30 years. So sad 💔
— Badly Drawn Boy (@badly_drawn_boy) February 22, 2022
Shelley Lanegan, Lanegan’s wife, survives him. Although the facts of their marriage are unclear, they relocated from Los Angeles to County Kerry, Ireland, in 2020.