Mark Linkous Has Died
Sad news. Mark Linkous, who suffered from depression, and was Sparklehorse, has killed himself. This follows the recent suicide of his friend, Vic Chesnutt. Linkous, who some critics felt possessed near-genius, famously wrote spectral, eerie, fragile songs, in a low key, that sometimes remind one of Mercury Rev. Or Elliot Smith. But they have a texture all their own.