At 70: Abba mourns longtime guitarist: Lasse Wellander died

According to a report, the longtime guitarist of the Swedish pop band Abba, Lasse Wellander, is dead.

At 70: Abba mourns longtime guitarist: Lasse Wellander died

According to a report, the longtime guitarist of the Swedish pop band Abba, Lasse Wellander, is dead. The musician died on Good Friday at the age of 70, as the Swedish newspaper "Göteborgs-Posten" reported on Sunday evening, citing information from the family.

The relatives had previously announced on Wellander's Facebook page that the musician had died as a result of cancer and had fallen asleep surrounded by his loved ones. He was an outstanding musician, but above all "a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather and so much more that cannot be put into words".

The members of the pop band Abba also expressed their sadness: "We remember the kind words, sense of humour, smiling face and musical brilliance of the man who played such an important role in Abba's story," said the Swedish musicians of the British news agency PA. "He will be greatly missed and will never be forgotten."

According to the "Göteborgs-Posten", Wellander was born in 1952 and began his career as a professional musician as a teenager. From the 70s he accompanied Abba on several albums and tours for many years. He also worked on the soundtracks for the "Mamma Mia" films. He also played with other Swedish artists such as Pugh Rogefeldt and Ted Gärdestad.

Other sources: Lasse Wellander's Facebook page, "Göteborgs-Posten"

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