ABBA member found dead.

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  1. alex8.5

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    I quickly heard that a member of Swedish super group ABBA has been found dead. Has anyone else heard of anything? ABBA's music pretty well saved my life as a teenager.
     
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    Thank you. Ola was their drummer..
     
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    According to both AP and the Telegraph from the UK, (former) Abba drummer, Ola Brunkert has been found dead with cuts to the neck.



    Reuters reports similarly, however named him as Brunkert Ola.
    Either way, very sad.


    Do a google.com news search for more information.
     
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    Oh no! ABBA meant a lot to me too growing up in the 70's! Still does! This is a sad day indeed.
     
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    .......A cut (singular) from broken glass...............Abba one if not the greatest pop group of all time ?
     
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    What a strange accident and how sad.
     
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    Wasn't he the quite one?
     
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    now the dead one
     
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    He is now.

    RIP.
     
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    Jesus, Dong!!
     
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    I believe he's dead too.:tongue:







    It's not me, it's the evil Dong, honestly.
     
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    :lmao:

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    All kidding aside. It's sad. I wonder why he didn't call 911 or whatever the equivalent is.
     
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    bummer...yay for hot chicks who love 80s music though
     
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    Amen to that, Skull
     
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    It's true, so much for a reunion tour. :frown1: I love ABBA they were a big part of my adolesence and teen years.


    ABBA drummer dies in apparent accident

    From Al Goodman
    CNN


    MADRID, Spain (CNN) -- A drummer for the Swedish pop group ABBA has died after an apparent accident at his home in Spain, a Civil Guard spokeswoman said Monday.

    Ola Brunkert was found dead late Sunday at his home in the town of Arta on Spain's Mediterranean island of Mallorca, the spokeswoman said.
    Police believe Brunkert may have fallen against a glass partition separating his home's kitchen from the garden, and the glass broke and fatally cut his throat, she said.

    He was found in the garden and is believed to have bled to death, she added. An official cause of death is pending until after an autopsy.

    Brunkert, born in 1946 in Sweden, played drums on ABBA's first single, "People Need Love," according to Abba's official Web site.

    He was not among the four best-known members of ABBA whose faces adorned the album covers -- Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Agnetha Faltskog -- but he was a key supporting musician for the group as it achieved stardom.

    The group's hits included "Dancing Queen," "Waterloo," "Take a Chance on Me" and "Knowing Me, Knowing You."

    "Ola toured with ABBA in 1977, 1979 and 1980," the official Web site said. "Together with bass player Rutger Gunnarsson, Ola is probably the only musician to appear on all ABBA albums -- he was one of the most frequently used Swedish session musicians during the 1970s."

     
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    No, no, no.....

    As tragic as this is, it isn't any of the four actual partners of ABBA. He worked for them, not one of them. ABBA, as a corporate entity (which, due to some very wise investments have made them far richer than their music ever did), is still Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn, and Anni-Frid. All four are still very much alive.

    Brunkert's death was something out of The Omen series. He was in his kitchen and fell against the glass wall dividing his kitchen from the garden. His fall broke the glass which somehow managed to impale him in the neck.

    I repeat:
    ALL FOUR OF THE PEOPLE BELOW, DRESSED IN THE MOST EXCESSIVELY TACKY MANNER POSSIBLE, ARE ALIVE:


     

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    Sad for the ABBA family. I'm glad it's not one of the four founding members.

    My prayers to Mr. Brunkert's family
     
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