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Rock world reacts to death of Mark Lanegan

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Members of the rock community have been sharing their tributes to Mark Lanegan following the news Tuesday that the Screaming Trees frontman and Queens of the Stone Age collaborator had passed away at age 57.

The Screaming Trees Facebook shared a post mourning Lanegan as “our true brother.”

“We all truly loved him,” the post reads. “As we say goodbye to Mark, a member of our family, remember he still lives with us all in his music.”

The Afghan Whigs frontman Greg Dulli, who frequently worked with Lanegan and released an album with him as The Gutter Twins, simply posted a photo of the two of them together.

Here are some of the other reactions:

Iggy Pop: “Mark Lanegan, RIP, deepest respect for you. Your fan, Iggy Pop.”

Slash: “RIP #MarkLanegan”

Pearl Jam and Soundgarden‘s Matt Cameron: “RIP Mark [broken heart emoji]”

Lamb of God‘s Mark Morton: “I am so profoundly grateful to have had the chance to make music & become friends with Mark Lanegan. Few artists ever achieve the level of honesty & authenticity that he did. He was absolutely brilliant. Godspeed my friend.”

Ex-New Order and Joy Division bassist Peter Hook: “Mark Lanegan was a lovely man. He led a wild life that some of us could only dream of. He leaves us with fantastic words and music! Thank god that through all of that he will live forever. RIP Mark. Sleep well. Love Hooky.”

Garbage: “Terribly saddened to hear the news of the passing of Mark Lanegan. A very gifted artist blessed with honey dipped tones, gone far too soon.”

Shinedown‘s Brent Smith: “My heart truly aches today, as we have lost an incredible artist…An undeniable pioneer in the late 1980s and early 1990s grunge era, and beyond. A poet, singer, songwriter, author, and creative genius, with a voice like no other. Bless you Sir, and thank you.”

Guns N’ RosesDuff McKagan: “He was such a good man, and friend to my family. RIP Mark Lanegan.”

Against Me!‘s Laura Jane Grace: “Devastating news. What a talent. Will be listening to Bubblegum for the rest of the day.”

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