While I was happily celebrating my birthday on March 6th, one of my favorite inspirations decided he had had enough of this life.
Mark Linkous shot himself in the heart.
The next morning when I found out the news, I was heart broken.
He was a musician I had never met, nor had I the chance to see him play live. He was not a friend, but he was a companion in the studio just the same. He will be deeply missed and his music will always be treasured and continue to inspire.