R.I.P. Mark Linkous (aka Sparklehorse)

Mark Linkous took his own life.  Another rare talent gone.  It’s always sad when someone commits suicide, but it’s also hard to comprehend how someone with so much talent could not find anything in this life worth living for.

Unless he has unreleased material, this will make Dark Night of the Soul his final release.  EMI just announced that they would release the Sparklehorse, Danger Mouse and David Lynch project this year.  The album also includes Vic Chesnutt, who took his own life earlier this year.

It’s shaping up to be a sad year.