Entombed A.D. have made the tragic announcement that frontman Lars-Göran Petrov has passed away.
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”. Today (March 8), his bandmates have posted a statement to say that the musician sadly died last night.
“We are devastated to announce that our beloved friend Lars-Göran Petrov has left us,” they write.
“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.”
Speaking to Louder last summer after publicly announcing his cancer battle, LG gave “a big shoutout to the Swedish health service”.
“They’re awesome,” he said. “They had a really tough spring and summer with the coronavirus, but whenever I come in they’re always happy, always in a good mood. They’re amazing.
“But also, have your check-ups once in while,” he added in a message to fans. “You never know. I wouldn’t wish this shit on anybody, so take care of yourself and use your common sense.”
MPM’s thoughts are with LG’s family, friends, bandmates and all who knew him at this tragic time.