Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison has died at 36
Scott Hutchison, the founder and frontman of acclaimed Scottish band Frightened Rabbit, has died at the age of 36.
According to the BBC, Police Scotland found a body in their search for the singer - who had been reported missing a few days earlier - on Friday morning.
Hutchison’s brother and bandmate Grant raised the alarm earlier this week after Hutchison posted two worrying tweets before his disappearance. An outpouring of support from fans followed, as police and the public searched extensively.
“We are worried about Scott, who has been missing for a little while now,” a tweet from the Frightened Rabbit account on Wednesday night, local time, read.
“He may be in a fragile state and may not be making the best decisions for himself right now. Please could Scott or anyone with any information on his whereabouts please contact Police Scotland.”
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Hutchison formed Frightened Rabbit in 2003 as a solo project, before Grant joined him in the lead up to their debut album Sing The Greys in 2006. The band released five albums, the most recent being 2016’s Painting of a Panic Attack.
He also performed under the name Owl John, was a part of the collective The Fruit Tree Foundation, and most recently was a part of the super group Mastersystem, who just released their debut album Dance Music last month. Hutchison also created the artwork for all the Frightened Rabbit albums.
Frightened Rabbit were last in Australia in March 2017 for shows along the east coast of the country.