By: Staff –
Lead singer of acclaimed Scottish indie rock band Frightened Rabbit, Scott Hutchison, was found dead around 8:30pm last night (May 10th) in Port Edgar, Scotland, between the Forth Road Bridge and Queensferry Crossing.
Hutchison went missing Wednesday morning when he left the Dakota Hotel in nearby South Queensferry at 01:00 and failed to return.
No official cause of death was given.
“As a family, we are utterly devastated with the tragic loss of our beloved Scott,” a statement from Hutchison’s family said. “Despite his disappearance, and the recent concerns over his mental health, we had all remained positive and hopeful that he would walk back through the door, having taken some time away to compose himself. 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.”
The family said Hutchison had “battled bravely with his own issues” for many years. “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 said. “We are immensely proud of [Scott] 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.”