Former Turbonegro singer Hank Von Hell has died
The music world mourns the death of Hank Von Helvete, the former singer of Turbonegro also known as Hank Von Hell.
The musician, born Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby, died yesterday (November 19) at the age of 49, as confirmed by both his family and his former band.
“We are very sad to announce that Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby, also known to the world as Hank von Hell, sadly passed away on November 19, 2021,” said a social media post from the musician, adding: “We ask for your respect to family and close friends at this tragic time.”
Turbonegro offered a longer comment on their former bandmate, saying: “It is with immense sadness that we have received the tragic news of the passing of Hans-Erik ‘Hertis’ Dyvik Husby. We are grateful for the moments, the moments and the magic we shared with Hans-Erik at Turbonegro during the years 1993-2009. “
Their tribute continued: “As a charismatic leader who also channeled humor and vulnerability, Hans-Erik was crucial to the group’s appeal. He was a warm, kind-hearted human, a person on a spiritual quest. and intellectual who loved having a conversation with anyone. We’re proud of what we’ve created together as rock brothers at Turbonegro – the music, the characters, our whole universe. “
“Hank Von Helvete remains an iconic figure in Norwegian rock history and popular culture, and has also established himself as a profile in the international rock’n’roll community,” they add. “Actor, romantic and entertainer – throughout his life, Hank left no doubt that he was a stage man, loving the spotlight and the attention of the room.
Our thoughts and thoughts are with his family. Rest in peace.
As stated in Turbonegro’s comments, the musician led the group for 17 years. He was actually the group’s third vocalist, after Pal Erik Carlen and Harald Fossberg, but the band enjoyed their greatest success during his tenure. Their debut album was the group’s third release, 1994’s Never is eternal and he stayed with the band throughout their 2007 effort, Retox.
In 2010, it was revealed that the singer had left the group and he was eventually replaced by Anthony Madsen-Sylvester. After leaving Turbonegro, the singer first started a group called Doctor Midnight & the Mercy Cult. In 2018, he embarked on a solo career with the Mania album serving as his first solo effort. It also released the 2020s Dead album.
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