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THE HELLACOPTERS Guitarist Robert Dahlqvist Dead At 40

No cause of death has been revealed yet.

No cause of death has been revealed yet.

The Hellacopters were initially around from 1994 to 2008, and then recently reunited to play a handful of shows. While the circumstances are currently unknown, the band has announced that its guitarist Robert Dahlqvist, who was a part of the group from 1998 to 2008, and then again during its recent reunion live album, has sadly passed away at the age of 40.

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You can read the full translated message below, and the original Swedish message below that.

"It is difficult to find the words right now but it is with great sadness we have to announce that Robert 'Strängen' Dahlqvist is dead.

"For ten years, we traveled around the world several times together. Shared tour buses and recorded albums. Played at clubs and festivals.

"It's incredibly difficult to describe in words what Strängen meant to us and no matter how hard we'd try, we couldn't explain how much we'll miss him.

"Our thoughts go out to all of the great memories we had together and especially to his family.

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"Until we meet again"

R.I.P. Dahlqvist, and thanks for the rock.

[via Blabbermouth]

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