The singer of the band Frightened Rabbit has been confirmed dead after an extensive search for his body. Scott Hutchison went missing late Tuesday night after he sent a series of cryptic tweets saying, "Be so good to everyone you love. It's not a given. I'm so annoyed that it's not. I didn't live by that standard and it kills me. Please, hug your loved ones" and then 20 minutes later, "I'm away now. Thanks.:
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The pair of tweets set off a police search for the singer who is known for his songs that tackle depression, anxiety, and self-doubt. Thursday, Hutchison was confirmed dead around 8:30 p.m. after his body was found at Port Edgar near South Queensberry, Scotland. The singer was 36-years-old. A statement from Hutchison's family says:
<i>"Depression is a horrendous illness that does not give you any alert or indication as to when it will take hold of you. Scott battled bravely with his own issues for many years and we are immensely proud of him for being so open with his struggles. His willingness to discuss these matters in the public domain undoubtedly raised awareness of mental health issues and gave others confidence and belief to discuss their own issues. To all of those who have come forward with such kind messages of support over the past couple of days. We wish to express our most sincerest of thanks. We have been overwhelmed by the love that has been conveyed, not only to Scott, but to our family. It means the world to us."</i>
Wednesday morning, Hutchison's bandmates sent out tweets expressing concern about the singer's mental state and asked fans to look out for a distraught Hutchison. The band recently toured North America and the U.K. in celebration of the 10th anniversary of its breakthrough album, 2008's The Midnight Organ Flight.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Our best memory of Scott Hutchison was a secret show he performed for us at <a href="https://twitter.com/EOTR?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@EOTR</a> in 2013 - this beautiful, generous, sweary, funny, talent songwriter and performer who said hello to EVERY fan who waited to see him and had to run to make his own band's official set. RIP fella x <a href="https://t.co/eMkMBrghY1">pic.twitter.com/eMkMBrghY1</a></p>— THE LINE OF BEST FIT (@bestfitmusic) <a href="https://twitter.com/bestfitmusic/status/994963237551656961?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 11, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Scott Hutchison's song lyrics often dealt with dark themes mixed with humor. One song on the band's 2016 Painting of a Panic Attack album is called "An Otherwise Disappointing Life". When it comes to the band's name, Hutchison said, "The name came about from a nickname that my parents gave me when I was younger. I was extremely socially awkward as a child to the point of basically sitting in a corner. All kids' social occasions. I didn't really want to talk to anyone, so I'd have this frankly terrified look on my face, and it came from that. Dad used to call me 'frightened rabbit' because of that wide-eyed glare that I'd be giving the room whilst, you know, I just wanted to get out of there."
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