Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison dies, aged 36

Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison has sadly died after being reported as missing earlier this week.

Police Scotland discovered the body of a man yesterday evening (May 10) at Firth of Forth in Scotland, and have now confirmed it is that of the 36-year-old.

The Scottish singer was first reported missing on Wednesday, having last been seen at the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry in Scotland at 1am on that day.

The band themselves tweeted at the time appealing for help in finding the singer.

Since the tragic news broke, his family have said that they are “utterly devastated with the tragic loss of our beloved Scott”.

“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,” they added (via BBC News).

“He was passionate, articulate and charismatic, as well as being one of the funniest and kindest people we knew. Friends and family would all agree that he had a brilliant sense of humour and was a great person to be around”.

They also described him as a “wonderful son, brother, uncle and friend” and “always had time” for those he was closest to.

Indie band Frightened Rabbit first formed in the early 2000s with Scott and his brother Grant, going on to release their first album Sings The Greys in 2006. Their most recent effort, Painting of a Panic Attack, came out in 2016.

Since the sad news broke, a number of tributes from the world of music have flown in for Hutchison:

What a life. What a shining, beautiful life. I remember Scott giving great Scottish hugs, cracking jokes, apologising for being drunk, always being kind. He lit up the sky with his voice, his songs, his heart, and I will forever be in awe of his genius. He was the kind of guy who, if he came up in conversation, people would talk over each other, in a hurry to say how wonderful he was. He was my friend and today I am heartbroken. Talk to someone, don’t try to keep it all inside.

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