AceShowbiz - Snow Patrol's frontman Gary Lightbody and rockers alt-J have paid tribute to tragic Scottish musician Scott Hutchison following his death. The Frightened Rabbit frontman was reported missing on Wednesday, May 9, and on Friday, police confirmed that a body discovered during their search for the singer had been identified as Hutchison's.
His family members revealed they were "utterly devastated" by the heartbreaking news as they touched on his mental health struggles in a statement, and now members of the music industry have remembered the 36-year-old in posts on social media.
Snow Patrol's star Lightbody shared a photo of Hutchison onstage on Instagram and praised him as "one of Scotland's most extraordinary song writers," whose lyrics made him feel "this heady mix of wonder, elation and pain."
"He was willing to hurt in his songs so that the listener hurt less. But when you live on the edge of that pain it can sometimes get to be too much to bear...," he continued. "Thank you Scott for every extraordinary song you ever wrote and for the times we shared. Your music brought light to the world and always will. So much love to all your family, band mates and close friends. I am so deeply sorry for their loss. The world is less today without you Scott.x."
Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch posted on Twitter, "Tragic news about Scott Hutchison. The whole music community in Scotland was praying for a different outcome. Folks, if you are up against it, having dark thoughts, please tell someone, family, a friend or a doctor. There is always another way, though it might not seem like it."
Tragic news about Scott Hutchison. The whole music community in Scotland was praying for a different outcome. Folks, if you are up against it, having dark thoughts, please tell someone, family, a friend or a doctor. There is always another way, though it might not seem like it.— stuart murdoch (@nee_massey) May 11, 2018
Alt-J also urged fans facing similar depression issues to seek help, insisting, "You are never alone," while the National's Aaron Dessner, who worked on Frightened Rabbit's last album, captioned a snap of himself with his late pal, "Will have a hard time thinking about anything for a while but this beautiful man and the songs he leaves behind....songs which explore the depths of human despair with such poetry. I hope they ultimately shine a brighter light on mental health issues and how precious, fragile and ephemeral life is. #scotthutchison."