Screaming Trees frontman Mark Lanegan has died at age 57.
“Our beloved friend Mark Lanegan passed away this morning at his home in Killarney, Ireland,” a representative for Lanegan says. “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. The family asks everyone to respect their privacy at this time.”
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
No cause of death was revealed, but in a recent interview with Consequence Mark Lanegan discussed a terrible struggle with COVID-19, which left him in a three-week coma and temporarily death. At the time, he was still struggling with long COVID, but it’s uncertain whether that was related to his death.
“[I feel] a million times better – I finally turned a corner,” Lanegan said in the interview. “But it took a really long time. It was crazy. There’s some residuals. Whatever I had, it attacks places where there was trauma in the body previous times.”
Not only did Lanegan front Screaming Trees, but he was also known for his work in Queens of the Stone Age and The Gutter Twins. Mark Lanegan appeared on five of Queens of the Stone Age’s album, including Rated R and Songs for the Death.
Most recently, the grunge rocker worked with the Manic Street Preachers on their latest album, The Ultra Vivid Lament.