Mark Linkous, best known under his band name Sparklehorse, committed suicide yesterday, according to his family. ""It is with great sadness that we share the news that our dear friend and family member, Mark Linkous, took his own life today," the family said in a statement on the Sparklehouse website. "We are thankful for his time with us and will hold him forever in our hearts. May his journey be peaceful, happy and free. There’s a heaven and there’s a star for you."
Just last week, EMI agreed to finally release "Dark Night of the Soul," Linkous' collaboration with Danger Mouse and director David Lynch, after months of legal wrangling, according to the BBC.