Police confirm death of Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison

Police confirm death of Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison

Police have found the body of Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison.

The discovery was made at about 8.30 pm on Thursday at Port Edgar on the banks of Firth of Forth in Scotland. The body has now been formally identified and his family have been notified.

In a statement, Hutchison’s family describe the singer-songwriter as “a wonderful son, brother, uncle and friend.” Speaking about his mental health, the statement goes on to say, “Scott, like many artists, 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. 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 humour and was a great person to be around.

Depression is a horrendous illness that does not give you any alert or indication as to when it will take hold of you,” the statement reads. “Scott battled bravely with his own issues for many years and we are immensely proud of him for being so open with his struggles. His willingness to discuss these matters in the public domain undoubtedly raised awareness of mental health issues and gave others confidence and belief to discuss their own issues.

The search came after Hutchison was reported missing early on Wednesday. His family became concerned after the singer posted a series of tweets at around 11 pm before leaving his hotel in South Queensferry at 1 am.

Hutchison was open about his struggles with depression and anxiety in a bid to help others. In what’s thought to be his last interview, the singer was asked about his current mental state. He replied, “Middling. On a day-to-day basis, I’m a solid six out of ten. I don’t know how often I can hope for much more than that. I’m drawn to negatives in life, and I dwell on them, and they consume me. I don’t think I’m unique in that sense. I’m all right with a six. If I get a couple of days a week at a seven, fuck, it’s great.

Tributes have already begun to pour in for the singer, including from the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Biffy Clyro and more.

Tayler Ross

At Music Crowns, Tayler’s role as Social Media Content Manager is to source, create and curate social content for new and existing viewers. It is her job to act as the eyes and ears for the team on what’s trending on social media and since joining, she has amassed a wealth of viral successes. Prior to training in social media and digital marketing, she has a history of playing in bands and has a degree in sound engineering.

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