Scottish police confirmed that a body found near South Queensferry is that of missing Frightened Rabbit lead singer Scott Hutchison.
The body was recovered at Port Edgar, west of Edinburgh, about 8:30 p.m. (3:30 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, police said in a statement to CNN.
Hutchison’s family was “utterly devastated with the tragic loss of our beloved Scott,” according to a statement.
“Despite his disappearance, and the recent concerns over his mental health, we had all remained positive and hopeful that he would walk back through the door, having taken some time away to compose himself,” the family said.
Hutchison, 36, was last seen on video footage after leaving the Dakota Hotel in nearby South Queensferry at 1 a.m. on Wednesday, according to police.
The search for the missing man focused on the South Queensferry area, Forth Road Bridge and Fife.
Concerns grew after the band posted a message on Twitter saying: “We are worried about Scott, who has been missing for a little while now. He may be in a fragile state and may not be making the best decisions for himself right now. Please could Scott or anyone with any information on his whereabouts please contact Police Scotland (101).”
Just one day before he vanished, Hutchison wrote two tweets that made fans worry. “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,” read one.
His last tweet read: “I’m away now. Thanks.”
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SOURCE: CNN, Gianluca Mezzofiore