Frightened Rabbit star Scott Hutchison confirmed dead by police

Police have confirmed that the body found in Port Edgar is that of Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison.

A body was found near South Queensferry in the hunt for the 36-year-old, who went missing at 1am on 9 May.

Now, Police Scotland have identified the body found as Hutchison’s.

The star’s family, including his brother and Frightened Rabbit bandmate Grant Hutchison, have been informed.

Yesterday, Hutchison’s family issued an appeal for the musician’s return, with his mother Marion saying: ‘Just come home Scott. Come Home. We love you so much. We just want you back.
File: Body Found In Search For Missing Frightened Rabbit singer, Scott Hutchison. ROCHESTER, MI - SEPTEMBER 14: Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit performs during the St Jerome's Laneway Festival at Meadow Brook Music Festival on September 14, 2013 in Rochester, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images)
Scott has died aged just 36 (Picture: Scott Legato/Getty Images)

‘He’s much loved by his family and a lot of other people. Scott’s written songs that have helped people through a lot of difficult things.

‘Obviously we are biased but he’s a really special person, to us as a family, but also to hundreds of thousands other people.’

Scott’s brother and bandmate Grant, added: ‘We just miss him. We just want to see him, want to make sure he’s OK and just to help him through whatever it is he’s going through. We’re all here for him.’
Marion and Ron Hutchison, the parents of Scott Hutchison, during a press conference at the Dakota Hotel in South Queensferry, near Edinburgh, where Police Scotland launched a fresh appeal for information to help trace the lead singer of the indie rock band Frightened Rabbit. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 10, 2018. See PA story MISSING Hutchison. Mr Hutchison, aged 36, was reported missing by his family on Wednesday May 9. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire
Scott’s parents have been informed (Picture: PA)

Fans of Frightened Rabbit have flooded social media with their condolences and tributes to the Selkirk-born indie star.

Hutchison had sparked concern with his final tweets, with the indie star tweeting at 3.50pm on 8 May: ‘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.’

At 4.09pm, he wrote: ‘I’m away now. Thanks.’

And in appeals from his family and bandmates, they said that the singer was in a ‘fragile state’.

Hutchison was celebrated for being open about his struggles with his mental health in his music, with the star talking about being ‘consumed by the negatives’ in an interview just weeks before his death.