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Singer-songwriter Mark Linkous takes his life, family says

Linkous Mark Linkous, a North Carolina-based singer-songwriter who recorded under the name Sparklehorse, died Saturday of an apparent suicide, according to an announcement on the group's website attributed to his family.

Chris Barton has more here.

Our news obituary can be found here.

--Keith Thursby

Photo: Mark Linkous in 2006. Credit: Timothy Saccenti / Astralwerks

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