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I don’t trust the liberal media, so I’m often behind on the news. I recently decided to look up a band I like, Sparklehorse, to see when their new album was coming out. I was surprised to see the lead singer, Mark Linkous, killed himself last year.

So does that mean no new album?

Mark Linkous was the only permanent member of the band, and he had close ties to my favorite band, Cracker. On the day of his death, Mark had been drinking, and he received a text message he didn’t like. He then went outside and shot himself in the heart with a rifle he owned.

Unless I miss my guess, the text was from a woman, and he both literally and figuratively died of a broken heart. You have to appreciate the symbolism there.