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The Cure’s Robert Smith discusses Scott Hutchison death: ‘I feel like I knew him’

The Cure’s Robert Smith has opened up about the tragic death of Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison.

Smith had picked out Frightened Rabbit to play at his self curated Meltdown Festival in London.

It was with a heavy heart that Far Out reported the news that the body found in relation to Scott Hutchison’s disappearance was confirmed as the Frightened Rabbits singer who had died by suicide. Having been last seen on CCTV footage after visiting the nearby Dakota Hotel, fears grew for the 36-year-old when he reported missing in the early hours of Wednesday after he posted a string of worrying Tweets on social media before police confirmed the news.

Now, facing the festival without Frightened Rabbit, Smith discussed how upset he is about Hutchison’s tragic passing. “It’s awful. They were one of the bands that I was really, really looking forward to seeing,” Smith told Time Out. “I’ve been listening to them for ten years. I’ve never met him, but I feel I know him because of his voice.”