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Kings of Leon grieve after family death

The stars of Kings Of Leon are in mourning following the death of a close relative.

Guitarist Jared Followill took to his Twitter.com page on Thursday (26May11) to tell fans about the loss of his beloved 'Uncle Cleo'.

He wrote, "Just lost my uncle Cleo. My tears could fill the Mississippi River right now. I'm an absolute mess. Thank you all for being nice. This is a tough time."

The band consists of brothers Jared, Nathan and Caleb Followill, and their cousin Matthew Followill.

The tragedy comes after a happy few weeks for the band - Caleb Followill married supermodel Lily Aldridge on 12 May (11), while Matthew Followill became a first-time father last month (Apr11) when his songwriter wife Johanna Bennett gave birth to a baby boy.