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Sparklehorse's Mark Linkous Takes His Own Life

Singer-songwriter Mark Linkous, who released music under the name Sparklehorse, committed suicide yesterday at the age of 47. Linkous, who released four albums from 1995 to 2006, was well-known to indie-rock and alt-country fans for the “dark, allusive themes and fragile beauty” of his songs, as well as collaborations with Tom Waits and Danger Mouse. "We are thankful for his time with us and will hold him forever in our hearts. May his journey be peaceful, happy and free," his family said in a statement. [NYT, EW]

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