Lasse Wellander died on the age of 70.
The musician was greatest recognized for taking part in guitar on 24 basic songs carried out by Swedish pop supergroup ABBA, however handed away on Good Friday (07.04.23) following a quick battle with most cancers, his household have confirmed.
A press release posted on Fb reads: “It’s with indescribable disappointment that we should announce that our beloved Lasse has fallen asleep. You have been a rare and humble musician like few others, however above all you have been an exquisite husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather.
“Lasse just lately fell ailing with what turned out to be most cancers that had unfold, and earlier on Good Friday he handed away surrounded by family members. We love you and miss you a lot.”
Following information of Lasse’s dying, the ABBA Museum was the primary to pay tribute to the tragic musician by recalling how a lot he labored with the ‘Waterloo’ hitmakers all through their profession.
Their assertion learn: “After a brief interval of sickness our beloved good friend and completely sensible guitarist Lasse Wellander has handed away. He was essentially the most considerate and beautiful particular person and a really devoted musician. Please take a second and listen to all of his implausible guitar taking part in for ABBA – from the early years to Voyage.”
Lasse started touring with Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson throughout the peak of their fame within the Seventies, however might be heard taking part in on a few of their largest hits, together with “Understanding Me , Understanding You”, “Take a Probability on Me”, “The Title of the Sport” and “Voulez-Vous”, and in addition collaborated within the creation of their music jukebox “Mamma Mia!” in 1999.