Gemma Hayes checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@gemmahayes) on Monday (March 8), reacting to the suicide of Sparklehorse frontman Mark Linkous. The Irish singer-songwriter tells readers:
Mark Linkous died on Saturday March 6th from a gunshot wound to the heart. Mark was so beautiful. He was my friend and I loved him to the core. His death is devastating and hard to comprehend.
I am blessed to have known you Mark. Thank you for bringing magic and wonder into all our lives through your music. I love you. I love you. I love you.
“He who binds to himself a joy
does the winged life destroy;
but he who kisses the joy as it flies
lives in eternities sunrise!”
– William Blake