RIP Athens Musician Mark Cunningham

Americana singer-songwriter, friend, father and husband Mark Cunningham passed away suddenly the morning of Friday, May 26.

The main showcase of Cunningham’s songwriting, The Burning Angels, released several full-length albums, and he was most recently working a near-completed new album for the group.

A true Athens native, Cunningham graduated from Clarke Central High School in 1986, attended college at Georgia Southern and returned to town several years later. Tributes have been flourishing across social media in testament to Cunningham’s gentle nature, beautiful and thoughtful songwriting and all-around goodness as a human being.

Please take some time to explore his songs at and

A memorial service is planned for Wednesday, May 31 at Heritage Funeral Home in Fort Oglethorpe, according to Cunningham’s obituary