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Tributes after police confirm they have found body of missing Frightened Rabbit singer

Scott Hutchison was 36.

Glastonbury Festival 2016 - Day 1 Scott Hutchison at Glastonbury in 2016. Source: Empics Entertainment

POLICE HAVE CONFIRMED that a body found in Scotland is that of missing Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison.

Police in Edinburgh today confirmed that a body had been found at Port Edgar near South Queensferry in the city last night.

It has been formally identified as that of Hutchison.

A statement from the band said:

There are no words to describe the overwhelming sadness and pain that comes with the death of our beloved Scott but to know he is no longer suffering brings us some comfort. Reading messages of support and hope from those he has helped through his art has helped immensely and we encourage you to continue doing this. He will be missed by all of us and his absence will always be felt but he leaves a legacy of hope, kindness and colour that will forever be remembered and shared. Rest peacefully Scott.

Much love

Grant, Billy, Andy and Simon x

The 36-year-old went missing at 1am on Wednesday morning from a hotel near where the body was found.

Source: Frightened Rabbit/YouTube

Scott’s brother Grant, the drummer in Frightened Rabbit had said the singer was in a “fragile” state.

The Hutchison family has asked for privacy.

Formed in Selkirk in 2003, Frightened Rabbit have released five studio albums and last year embarked on a nine-date tour of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Tributes have poured in for Hutchison, with Snow Patrol tweeting:

“We are devastated to hear the news about our friend Scott Hutchison this morning. Sending all our love to his family, friends and band mates in frightened rabbit. Xxx”

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