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Born: November 25, 1964, Ellensburg, Washington, United States
Died: February 22, 2022, Killarney, Ireland
Also known as: Dark Mark
Instruments: Vocals; guitar; keyboards
Music groups: Screaming Trees (1985 – 2000)
Real/Full NameMark William Lanegan
ProfessionAmerican singer, songwriter, author, and musician
Nick NameMark Lanegan
Date Of Birth/BirthdayNovember 25, 1964
Birth PlaceEllensburg, Washington, U.S.
Wife NameShelley Brien
School NamePrivate High School
College NameNot Known
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Lanegan struggled with alcoholism and heroin addiction during the 1990s and early 2000s. In his 2020 memoir, he claimed that, at age 12, he was “reviled as the town drunk before I could even legally drink”.
During a Screaming Trees tour in 1992, Lanegan’s arm became so badly infected from heroin use that doctors considered amputation. After leaving the Screaming Trees, he became homeless for a period, before entering rehab in 1997.
He credited Courtney Love, who paid for a year of Lanegan’s rehab, with saving his life. After his first stint in rehab, he entered a halfway house and was given a job looking after Duff McKagan’s house. He relapsed in 2004 and briefly went into a coma.
After this relapse, he supported himself by painting television sets. He entered rehab again in 2006. As of 2020, Lanegan had been sober for over a decade.
Lanegan was a friend of Kurt Cobain and had been invited to his home a few hours before his death. He was also a friend of Anthony Bourdain, who encouraged Lanegan to pursue writing a memoir. Lanegan wrote an obituary for Bourdain for The Observer.
He had a highly publicized feud with Oasis singer Liam Gallagher.
Lanegan was married twice. He met musician and actress Wendy Rae Fowler in 1998. They married in 2002 and relocated to North Carolina from Los Angeles. The day after their wedding, Lanegan departed for a tour with Queens of the Stone Age.
The couple divorced soon afterwards. His second wife was Shelley Brien, whom he was with at the time of his death. Lanegan and Brien moved from Los Angeles to County Kerry, Ireland, in 2020.
In March 2021, Lanegan was hospitalised with severe COVID-19 and almost died. The virus had led to him going temporarily deaf, being unable to walk, and slipping in and out of a coma for several months.
In a 2020 interview, Lanegan had described his beliefs in a number of COVID-19 conspiracy theories, including the idea the virus is linked to 5G technology. He also described paranoia that he and his wife were being surveilled by technological appliances.
However, in 2021 he said he had concluded that the COVID-19 pandemic was a “natural event” and also admitted that “I was one of those knuckleheads who was wary of the vaccine. But I learned my lesson.
I’ll be the first one to get a booster shot when it’s available in Ireland.”
Lanegan died at his home in Killarney, Ireland, on the morning of February 22, 2022, at the age of 57. No cause of death was announced.
Numerous artists, including Eddie Vedder, Iggy Pop, Moby, John Cale, Sleaford Mods, Badly Drawn Boy, Anton Newcombe, Peter Hook, Slash, Nick Cave and Manic Street Preachers paid tribute.
Locals of Killarney, described as a “tightly knit community”, also expressed a sense of loss.