Body found in search for missing Scottish singer


Police searching for missing Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison say they have found a body.

A message on the Frightened Rabbit Twitter account said: "We are anxious about Scott, who has been missing for a little while now". Dad used to call me "frightened rabbit' because of that wide-eyed glare that I'd be giving the room whilst, you know, I just wanted to get out of there". Please, hug your loved ones", followed 20 minutes later by the words, "I'm away now. The force said formal identification has not yet taken place but Hutchison's family has been informed. On All Things Considered in 2010, Scott Hutchison explained the origins of his band's name to Guy Raz. You know, you describe it as a "hurt" - why would you describe it as that if it weren't actually painful? But beyond the time-honored tradition of bands who enshroud miserablism in buoyant rock and roll, Hutchison tucked in the occasional, haunting double meaning: "I just want to wave goodbye, goodbye / to an otherwise disappointing life" can be about the search for a new beginning, or just an ending. Your music brought light to the world and always will. So so sorry. All our love to the Hutchison family. Friends and fans of the singer have reached out to pay tribute, with Edith Bowman writing: "Can't really believe I'm reading this". All the family are together and supporting each other and doing all we can to let Scott know that we're all here for him and that we love him.

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon also tweeted: "Heartbreaking news". "We're all here for you, and we all love you very much", he later said via Radio X. Scott had struggled with mental health difficulties, and previously spoke about them, telling Noisey in early May that his mood was: "Middling".

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Between 2003 and 2018, he was responsible for composing a series of lovely songs with his band Frightened Rabbit, which also features one of his brothers, Grant. The band expanded to a five-piece, and amassed a loyal following for their emotionally rich songwriting.

Frightened Rabbit had recently completed a two-month 10th-anniversary tour titled "The Midnight Organ Fight", with sold-out dates during February and March in Chicago, Toronto, Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington in the US, and Manchester, London and Glasgow in Britain. He had recently spoken of plans for a sixth Frightened Rabbit album, saying: "I would like for that to be finished by the end of the year".