This night was not a night of mourning or a night of sadness but a celebration of an extremely special person and the music he created. Scott inspired everyone who met him, heard his lyrics or saw his art. We feel his loss every day but we are all in this together and we carry on strengthened by the support of the people involved in this recording and those around the world who have been affected by Scott’s passing. A huge thank you goes out to Ben Gibbard, Craig Finn, Aaron Dessner, Julien Baker and Kevin Devine for their support, love and kindness in being involved. We want to encourage people who listen to this to laugh, cry, hug and sing in your worst Scottish accent at the top of your lungs and keep the spirit of Scott alive in all our hearts and all our voices. While we’re alive let’s all make tiny changes to Earth.
Jazz Monroe, writing at Pitchfork:
Meltdown festival will today host a mental health panel in place of the scheduled set by Frightened Rabbit, whose frontperson Scott Hutchison died last month in an apparent suicide. Clinical psychologist Jay Watts will moderate the talk with Throwing Muses’ Kristin Hersh, Placebo’s Stefan Olsdal, musician and poet Dizraeli, and Christine Brown of music charity Help Musicians UK, the Guardian reports.
Scott Hutchinson of Frightened Rabbit has passed away. He was 36. The band has issued the following statement:
There are no words to describe the overwhelming sadness and pain that comes with the death of our beloved Scott but to know he is no longer suffering brings us some comfort. Reading messages of support and hope from those he has helped through his art has helped immensely and we encourage you to continue doing this. He will be missed by all of us and his absence will always be felt but he leaves a legacy of hope, kindness and colour that will forever be remembered and shared. Rest peacefully Scott.
If you or someone you know is looking for help, please call and/or share these numbers:
- Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
- Suicide Prevention: 800-273-8255
- Domestic Violence: 800-799-7233
- Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741
Insp Graeme Dignan said: “We are keen to locate Scott as soon as possible to ensure he is safe and well and would urge anyone who can assist with our ongoing inquiries to come forward. If you believe you have seen him since the early hours of Wednesday morning or know where he currently is, then please contact police immediately.”