The band's singer went missing on Wednesday night (May 9).
After a frantic 48 hour search, police confirmed on Friday (May 11) that they have found the body of Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison. The 36 year-old musician went missing on Wednesday (May 9) and his friends and family had feared he might be struggling. Hutchison's family released a statement on Friday saying they were "utterly devastated with the tragic loss of our beloved Scott," via BBC News.
The family said they had "remained positive and hopeful that he would walk back through the door, having taken some time away to compose himself. Scott, like many artists, wore his heart on his sleeve and that was evident in the lyrics of his music and the content of many of his social media posts. He was passionate, articulate and charismatic, as well as being one of the funniest and kindest people we knew. Friends and family would all agree that he had a brilliant sense of humour and was a great person to be around."
Calling Hutchison a "wonderful son, brother, uncle and friend" who always made time for those he cared about, they added, "Depression is a horrendous illness that does not give you any alert or indication as to when it will take hold of you. Scott battled bravely with his own issues for many years and we are immensely proud of him for being so open with his struggles. His willingness to discuss these matters in the public domain undoubtedly raised awareness of mental health issues and gave others confidence and belief to discuss their own issues."