Screaming Trees lead singer Mark Lanegan died on February 22, 2022, at the age of 57, and his publicist Keith Hagar announced his early and unexpected death by releasing a statement.

Mark Lanegan gained great fame and popularity as a member of Screaming Trees, considered grunge genre’s pioneers alongside Skin Yard, Soundgarden, and Green River. Despite their popularity, the band decided to break up in 2000 after taking a hiatus.

Also, the late singer was a member of famous bands such as Queens of the Stone Age and The Gutter Twins, besides leading a successful career as a solo artist. Lanegan released twelve studio albums that received very positive reviews from the fans, but he didn’t have a chance to work on the next one.

Last year, the singer contracted COVID-19 and was hospitalized because of hearing loss and inability to walk. He even entered a coma many times, and it was a very painful process for him. On February 22, 2022, Lanegan passed away at home, and his wife was by his side. The family didn’t reveal the cause of the death and asked for ‘respect for privacy.’

Lanegan’s publicist, Keith Hagan’s statement read:

Our beloved friend Mark Lanegan passed away this morning at his home in Killarney, Ireland. A beloved singer, songwriter, author, and musician, he was 57 and is survived by his wife, Shelley. No other information is available at this time. The family asks everyone to respect their privacy at this time.”

Lanegan’s family, friends, and fans from all around the world will never forget him, and his legacy is set in stone. Rest in Peace, Mark.