We are incredibly saddened today by the passing of Scott Hutchison at age 36. The Frightened Rabbit lead singer visited the station four times over the years and was always a pleasure to have in. He spoke many times about his struggles with depression during live sessions and it was a frequent subject in his lyrics.
The family released this statement upon announcing his passing:
As a family, we are utterly devastated with the tragic loss of our beloved Scott. Despite his disappearance, and the recent concerns over his mental health, we had all 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.
In addition to his musical success, Scott was a wonderful son, brother, uncle and friend. Despite whatever else was going on in his life, he always had time for those he cared for.
Scott started Frightened Rabbit in 2003 as a solo moniker before his brother Grant and others made it a full band. They released 5 albums and three EPs, including their last release the Recorded Songs EP.
You can listen back to the band's last visit to 88.5 FM here.