R.I. P. Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse

This weekend, we learned the sad news that Sparklehorse frontman Mark Linkous had taken his own life. The New York Times reports that Linkous shot himself in the heart in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was 47.

Sparklehorse was one of the first bands I photographed for Ice Cream Man. I remember being enthralled by his wispy, blowing hair, his focus and ease. I had to go and revisit my shots, hoping to see something that would help me make sense of it all.

Each time I hear of a death of someone who has touched me, it’s like a another little strand that ties the world together is gone. We’ll miss you, Mark.