Mark Lanegan (former Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age) has passed away

Posted by on February 22, 2022


Mark Lanegan, former Screaming Trees vocalist and member of Queens of the Stone Age, has passed away. He was 57-years-old. His death was confirmed by a statement on his Twitter account made by his publicist. There are no details on his cause of death at this time.


The statement reads: 

“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. The family asks everyone to respect their privacy at this time.”


Lanegan’s career began with the Screaming Trees in the mid-eighties, where they released seven studio albums and five EPs before breaking up in 2000. In addition to collaborations, Lanegan had an extensive solo career since 1990, where he released twelve albums from his 1990 debut, The Winding Sheet, up until 2020’s Straight Songs of Sorrow. Following his work with the Screaming Trees, Lanegan later worked on several projects, including Queens of the Stone Age. His work transpired from records to pages, as he released two memoirs, his latest from last December, titled Devil In A Coma, which was about his horrific battle with COVID-19, and his previous memoir, Sing Backwards and Weep, was published in 2020. 


Our thoughts go with Lanegan’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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