Lifelover guitarist Jonas Bergqvist (aka ‘B’ and ‘Nattdal’) passed away on September 9th, 2011. Although Bergqvist’s death was unforeseen and unfortunate—rumors suggest he had a bad ticker—the members of Lifelover, who have now officially disbanded as a result and in honor of Bergqvist, vow to keep the band’s various Internet websites alive.
Lifelover issued a statement on September 10th via their official Facebook page, stating: “We are very sad to report that yesterday our bandmate and brother B has passed away. The concerts today and tomorrow are still to be performed, but in a different form in his honor. This information is valid and in its extreme sadness true. A final statement with further details is to come.”
Decibel would like to express our condolences to Bergqvist’s family, bandmates and friends.
Decibel interviewed vocalist Kim Carlsson in support of Lifelover’s 2011 album, Sjukdom, for Decibel #79 (Pentagram cover) and for the blog (click HERE).