Scott Hutchison, Frightened Rabbit Frontman, Dies at 36

“Depression is a horrendous illness that does not give you any alert or indication as to when it will take hold of you,” singer’s family says in statement

Last Updated: May 11, 2018 @ 9:19 AM

Scott Hutchison, the singer for Scottish indie rock outfit Frightened Rabbit, was found dead on Friday near South Queensferry, Scotland, according to the BBC. The singer was 36.

Hutchison went missing in the early hours of Wednesday morning, last seen leaving the Dakota Hotel, according to police. He had sent a mysterious tweet before going missing: “I’m away now. Thanks.”

In a statement released by his family, they described Hutchison as someone who “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.”

His family added: “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.”

The singer had battled depression, which the family also addressed.

“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 continued.

Formed in 2003, Frightened Rabbit had recently toured the U.S. and U.K. in honor of the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough album, “The Midnight Organ Fight.” Hutchison adopted the moniker after his mother labeled him as a frightened rabbit due to his shyness as a child.

Tributes to the singer poured in from the likes of Franz Ferdinand singer Alex Kapranos, alt-J, Snow Patrol and comedian Sarah Silverman.

Check out those reactions and a statement from Frightened Rabbit below.

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