Tributes for Frightened Rabbit’s Hutchison

Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison had spoken openly about his battle with depression.Sarah Silverman, Hayley Williams, Snow Patrol and members of Franz Ferdinand and The National have taken to social media to mourn the death of Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison after the singer-guitarist’s body was discovered in Scotland.

Police Scotland issued a statement on Friday from Hutchison’s family that said the 36-year-old had been struggling with mental health problems. Authorities have not confirmed the cause of death.

Frightened Rabbit’s Instagram account shared a statement Friday morning honouring their bandmate.

“There are no words to describe the overwhelming sadness and pain that comes with the death of our beloved Scott, but to know he is no longer suffering brings us some comfort,” the note read.

“Reading messages of support and hope from those he has helped through his art has helped immensely, and we encourage you all to continue doing this.”

Paramore’s Hayley Williams dedicated a tweet to her fellow lead singer, writing “All my heart goes out to the Frightened Rabbit family — band, team, and fans. So sorry.”

Other bands, like Snow Patrol took, to Twitter as well. The band’s account tweeted that it was “devastated to hear the news about our friend Scott Hutchison this morning.” Frontman Gary Lightbody penned a longer tribute on his personal Instagram account.

“He wrote with such profound insight into loss and longing and listening to his words,” the singer wrote. “He was willing to hurt in his songs so that the listener hurt less.”

Those outside the music community also joined in the memorialising.

Actress and comedian Sarah Silverman tweeted, “To Scott Hutchison’s brothers and family I’m so sorry. I’m just so sorry.”

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Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467.

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