SOILWORK have announced the passing of their guitarist David Andersson at 47 years of age
Earlier today (Wednesday, September 14), SOILWORK released the following statement via social media: “We are deeply saddened today, as we bring the terrible news of David Andersson’s passing. He was one of a kind and a brilliant man in so many ways. He was our guitarist for more than 10 years and had a big impact on SOILWORK‘s musical journey forward. Sadly alcohol and mental illness took you away from us. We will miss him dearly and will continue to carry the musical legacy that he was a part of. Our deepest condolences goes out to his family. Forever grateful for the time we spent with you and all the good laughs.
“Thank you Dr. Dave. See you on the other side.
“We encourage everyone to respect the privacy of David’s family and friends in these tragic times.”
As well as playing with SOILWORK, Andersson also played in THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA alongside SOILWORK lead singer Björn Strid.
THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA said in a separate statement: “Goodnight sweet doctor. We all hope you’ve finally found peace. We will miss you so much. You were one of a kind and a brilliant musician. Sadly alcohol and mental illness took you away from us. It hurts so much. Our deepest condolences goes out to David Andersson’s family on this difficult day. He’s music will live on forever. Thank you for all the unforgettable times together. See you on the other side.”
Andersson officially joined SOILWORK in 2012, replacing guitarist Peter Wichers.