Scott Hutchison Dies; Frightened Rabbit Singer Was 36
Scott Hutchison, the frontman of rock band Frightened Rabbit, was found dead at a marina on the Firth of Forth in Scotland on Friday, two days after he was reported missing.
The singer was 36 years old.
The artist had sent out a cryptic Tweet the night before he went missing this week, telling followers to “hug your loved ones.”
As a result, many are speculating at the moment that Hutchison took his own life, especially because he openly battled with Depression over the years.
But it’s too early to say for certain. No cause of death has been announced or confirmed.
“Be so good to everyone you love. It’s not a given. I’m so annoyed that it’s not,” wrote the musician on Tuesday, adding:
“I didn’t live by that standard and it kills me,” he added.
Please, hug your loved ones. I’m away now. Thanks.”
Hutchison was reported missing Wednesday after leaving a hotel in South Queensferry, near Edinburgh.
Authorities then found a body on Thursday night at Port Edgar, confirmed that it was Hutchison a day later.
In a statement released on Friday, the family of Hutchison said that their loved one “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.”
The statement added:
“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 humor and was a great person to be around.”
Describing Hutchison as a “wonderful son, brother, uncle and friend” who always had time for those he cared for,” family members tragically said:
“[We] remained positive and hopeful that he would walk back through the door, having taken some time away to compose himself.”
This will not be happening, though, of course.
Frightened Rabbit was founded by the late singer and his drummer brother, Grant; the group has released several albums.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon even chimed in upon learning of this passing, Tweeting just a couple hours ago:
“Heartbreaking news. My thoughts are with Scott’s family, friends and fans. A remarkable and much loved talent.”
Other musicians and celebrities have also tribute to Hutchison online.
“So sad to hear about the death of Scott Hutchison,” wrote Will Arnett.
Roddy Hart, meanwhile, may have expressed the most thoughtful response to Scott’s death, Tweeting:
Make no mistake, we are the lucky ones. Our lives still intact. Our love still to give. Don’t waste a moment.
Thinking of a fallen musical brother, who gave to us in song what he perhaps couldn’t find in life.
With love to Scott Hutchison’s family, in memory of a great man.
May Scott Hutchison rest in peace.