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Mark Lanegan, Screaming Trees Singer, Dies At 57

Mark Lanegan Screaming Trees

The songwriter was also an accomplished solo artist

Mark Lanegan Screaming Trees
Mark Lanegan [Steve Gullick]

Screaming Trees singer Mark Lanegan has died. The news broke Tuesday via an official statement. No cause of death was revealed.

He was just 57 years old.

“Our beloved friend Mark Lanegan passed away this morning in 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.”

Mark Lanegan was born on November 25, 1964 in Ellensburg, Washington. In 1984, he formed Screaming Trees with guitarist Lee Conner, bassist Van Conner, and drummer Mark Pickerel. They released their debut album Clairvoyance in 1986.

In 1990, the band inked their first major-label deal with Epic Records. They broke out with their sixth studio effort – 1992’s Sweet Oblivion. The album’s success was driven by the track “Nearly Lost You” which appeared on the Singles soundtrack that same year.

Throughout his career, Lanegan released a total of 12 solo albums.

His final effort was 2020’s Straight Songs of Sorrow.