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Mark Linkous, 1962-2010

Rob Hughes, Guardian, The, 9 March 2010

THE AMERICAN singer-songwriter Mark Linkous, who has killed himself aged 47, worked with the Flaming Lips, Daniel Johnston and Danger Mouse, but is best known for the spectral country-folk music he recorded as Sparklehorse. His songs were infused with a strong sense of intimacy and place, chronicling what Linkous called "the dangerous, spooky part of the south".

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