Legendary death metal frontman Lars-Göran Petrov has sadly passed away.
Entombed A.D. announced the terrible news via Facebook:
“Our brother, leader, vocalist, our Chief Rebel Angel went on another ride last night. It’s with the deepest sadness that we have to announce that Lars-Göran Petrov has left us. He was (is!!!) an incredible friend, and a person that has touched so many people. He has changed so many lives with his voice, his music, his character and his unique personality. LG’s smile is something that we will carry forever in our hearts. When asked in an interview what he would like to have written on his grave and what about his legacy, he said: “I will never die, it will never die”. And you didn’t. You will live forever in our hearts.
R.I.P. LG Petrov.”
LG was diagnosed with ’incurable’ bile duct cancer last year, stating that it “can’t be removed” but that doctors were “trying to control it with chemotherapy”.
Extreme metal has lost one of its most recognisable voices.