Former TURBONEGRO singer Hank Von Hell is dead.
The Norwegian musician who fronted for 17 years TURBONEGRO, the self-proclaimed “biggest underground rock ‘n’ roll band in the world”, died earlier today (Friday, November 19) at the age of 49.
Hank Von Hell‘s death was confirmed in a statement on his social media. “We are very sorry to announce this Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby, also known by the world as Hank von Hell, sadly died on November 19, 2021, “the statement read.” We kindly ask for your respect for family and close friends in this moment of tragedy. “
TURBONEGRO commented Hank Von Hell‘s further in a post Facebook. The band wrote: “It is with enormous sadness that we received the tragic news Hans-Erik ‘Hertis’ Dyvik Husby has died.
“We are grateful for the times, moments and magic we shared Hans-Erik in TURBONEGRO in the years 1993-2009.
“As a charismatic frontman who can just channel humor and vulnerability, Hans-Erik was crucial to the band’s appeal. He was a warm and generous man, a spiritual and intellectually seeking person who loved to have a conversation with someone.
“We’re proud of what we created together as rock brothers in TURBONEGRO The music, the characters, our whole universe.
“Hank Von Helvete remains an iconic figure in the history of Norwegian rock and popular culture, and has also marked itself as a profile in the international rock ‘n’ roll environment.
“Actor, romantic and entertainer – through his life Handle left no doubt that he was a man for the stage, loved the spotlight and the attention of the room.
“Our thoughts and hearts go out to his family.
“Rest in peace”.
After formation in the late 1980s in Nesodden, Norway, TURBONEGRO recorded four well-received albums and toured extensively before breaking up in 1998, citing From Hells heroin abuse as a cause. A four-year break after which From Hell checked in for rehab. A one-time appearance in 2002 at Norway Quart Festival led to the band’s first new album in five years, 2003’s “Scandinavian leather”. Two more reunion albums follow, including the 2007s “Retox”, after which From Hell left TURBONEGRO and formed a new band, DOCTOR MIDNIGHT & THE CULTURE OF MERCY.
In 2018, From Hell released his first solo album, “Egomani”, and followed it up with last year “Death”.
Most recent, Handle contributed guest vocals to the song “Black Cadillac hearse” on the latest album from ME AND THAT MAN, the band led by BEHEMOTH frontman Adam “Nergal” Darski.
It is with great sadness that we have received the tragic news that Hans-Erik «Hertis» Dyvik Husby has passed away.
Posted by Turbonegro on Friday, November 19, 2021
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