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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Abba Cadaver

Ola Brunkert
1946-2008

As reported on CNN.com:

Ola Brunkert was found dead late Sunday at his home in the town of Arta on Spain's Mediterranean island of Mallorca, the spokeswoman said.

Police believe Brunkert may have fallen against a glass partition separating his home's kitchen from the garden, and the glass broke and fatally cut his throat, she said.

He was found in the garden and is believed to have bled to death, she added. An official cause of death is pending until after an autopsy.

Brunkert, born in 1946 in Sweden, played drums on ABBA's first single, "People Need Love," according to Abba's official Web site.

He was not among the four best-known members of ABBA whose faces adorned the album covers -- Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Agnetha Faltskog -- but he was a key supporting musician for the group as it achieved stardom.

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4 comments:

frank drebin said...

Wow--THAT is a shitty way to go. A parachute not opening...that's a way to die. Getting caught in the gears of a combine...having your nuts bit off by a Laplander, that's the way I wanna go.

Potsy said...

yeah. seriously. It's like falling in the bath tub. It would make for a good beginning scene to Six Feet Under.
I also read that he had wrapped a towel around his neck after the fall and was attempting to make his way to get help, but didn't get far... The dude could have used one of those, "I've fallen and I can't get up," medical pagers. The Abba members should start pitching them now, you know, in honor of their former and now dead drummer.

Caroline said...

This has got to be the worst way to go. But the headline, "abba cadaver" is a gem, my friend.

Jimbromski said...

We've all been admiring the headline, it was a stroke of genius. We should act as consultants to USA Today or anyone else who needs good, catchy headlines.