Lifelover Guitarist Jonas Bergqvist Dies
Prophecy Records issued a statement confirming the sudden and tragic death of Lifelover songwriter-guitarist and founding member Jonas Bergqvist (AKA “B”). Bergqvist passed away on the night of Sept. 9th, unexpectedly, with cause of death undetermined as of press time. He was 25-years-old.
The label’s statement read as follows: “The message of Jonas’s passing came as a surprise to the Prophecy team. Hence we lack the appropriate words for this tragic event. To us, Jonas wasn’t just a very creative artist, but also a pleasant and enthusiastic person. It is for certain that we won’t be the only ones missing his character, his passion, and his unique musical language. In the face of this tragic loss, we would very much like to extend our heartfelt condolence towards Jonas’s family, his friends and the remaining musicians of Lifelover.”
Lifelover hail from Sweden and have been described as a “narcotic” metal band. Formed in 2005, the band has released four studio albums, with their latest, ‘Sjukdom,’ being released just this year.
Listen to ‘Cancertid’ from Lifelover