Mark Lanegan

Mark Lanegan – Latitude Festival 2011 – Day 1 – Henham Park Estate – Southwold, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Mark William Lanegan

Date of Birth: November 25, 1964

Place of Birth: Ellensburg, Washington, U.S.

Date of Death: February 22, 2022

Place of Death: Killarney, Ireland

Ethnicity: English, German [including Sudeten German], Irish, Welsh

Mark Lanegan was an American singer, songwriter, author, and musician. He was the lead vocalist and guitarist of rock band Screaming Trees, and also a member of rock band Queens of the Stone Age; musical collaboration The Gutter Twins, that one with Greg Dulli; and grunge rock supergroup Mad Season. Barrett Martin, Mike McCready, John Baker Saunders, and Layne Staley were also members of Mad Season. He was also known as Dark Mark.

Mark was the son of Floy Joanne and Dale W. Lanegan. He was married to Shelley Brien. The couple moved to County Kerry, Ireland, in 2020.

Mark’s paternal grandfather was William Marshall Lanegan (the son of Andrew Lanegan and Martha Arnel Ross). William was born in Monona, Iowa. Andrew was the son of Alexander Lanegan and Eliza Ann Diamond.

Mark’s paternal grandmother was Ella Roena Geary (the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Geary and Samantha Jane Humphrey). Ella was born in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Mark’s maternal grandfather was Floyd George Whitney (the son of George LeRoy “Roy” Whitney and Mary Kazenmeyer). Floyd was born in Wisconsin.

Mark’s maternal grandmother was Emma J. Evans (the daughter of Thomas Lincoln Evans and Sarah J. Crow). Emma was born in Washington. Sarah was born in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland, to Irish immigrants, George Crow and Elizabeth A. Fleming.

Sources: Marriage record of Mark’s parents –

Mark’s father on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Mark’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

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