The musician died at age 47 on Saturday in Knoxville, Tennessee.

According to his manager Shelby Meade, “Linkous shot himself in the heart with a gun that he owned and used“.

Lt. Greg Hoskins of the Knoxville Police Department responded to a call at 1:20 pm where they found his body in  outside of one of his friend’s home. He was declared dead at the scene.

Linkous is better known under the name Sparklehorse which he released four albums under.