In the search for his whereabouts following his disappearance, which was reported to local authorities earlier this week, it has been confirmed that Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison has tragically passed away, with his body being discovered earlier today by Scotland Police.
Hutchison‘s family reported him missing on Wednesday (May 9th 2018) after he failed to return to the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry, Scotland where he was staying. The last known sighting of the musician was documented on CCTV at approximately 1:00AM that morning, which saw him leaving the hotel. Reportedly he left the hotel without his mobile phone.
His body was found at Port Edgar, a marina near South Queensferry, at around 8:30PM yesterday evening (May 10th 2018). Police then confirmed the body to be Scott Hutchison this morning.
Hutchison‘s family have said there had been recent concerns about his mental health, and that they were “devastated” by his death, according to reports by the BBC. The singer/songwriter had spoken openly about his battle with depression over the years, with elder brother Neil saying that he had done so “in an attempt to help other people with similar conditions.”
Fellow musicians, fans, and many others have paid tribute in the wake of learning of his tragic passing. Frightened Rabbit have also issued a statement following the news of Scott Hutchison‘s untimely passing.
— Frightened Rabbit (@FRabbits) May 11, 2018
The band initially started in 2003 as a solo project by Scott Hutchison who performed under the moniker Frightened Rabbit, which was a nickname given to him by his mother in his youth due to his chronic shyness. It then began expanding into a full band, first with the addition of his brother Grant Hutchison on drums in 2004, followed soon after by guitarist Billy Kennedy in 2006.
We here at DEAD PRESS! offer our sympathies and deepest condolences to Scott Hutchison‘s family, friends, band mates, and loved ones at this very difficult time.
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