Radiohead pay tribute to Sparklehorse’s Mark Linkous

Colin Greenwood 'very sad' to hear of Linkous' death

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Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood has paid tribute to Sparklehorse‘s Mark Linkous, who committed suicide over the weekend (March 6).

[url=]The 47-year-old died on Saturday from a self-inflicted gunshot would, his family confirmed[/url].

Linkous toured alongside Radiohead in the nineties, and suffered a drug overdose during a tour in 1996. He was wheelchair-bound for six months following the incident and never regained the full strength of his legs.


Speaking of Linkous‘ death, Radiohead bassist Colin Greenwood paid tribute to him on

“I was very sad to hear the news that Mark Linkous has died. He and his band toured with us in Europe, at the start of ‘OK Computer’, and they were great every night,” he recalled.

“His first two records were very important to me, and I carried his music from the tour into my life, and my friends’ lives too. He was softly spoken, with an old south courtesy I hadn’t heard before: he introduced me to Daniel Johnston‘s music, and the West Virginian writing of Pinckney Benedict. Mark wrote and played some beautiful music, and we’re lucky to have it. Rest in peace.”


Linkous was understood to be working on a new Sparklehorse album at the time of his death.

His 2009 collaboration album with Danger Mouse and David Lynch, ‘Dark Night Of The Soul’, is set to be officially released this summer.

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