Entombed A.D. frontman Lars-Göran ‘LG’ Petrov dies at 49

He passed after a long battle with cancer.

LG Petrov onstage

Photo: Miikka Skaffari / FilmMagic

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Lars-Göran ‘LG’ Petrov, frontman of Swedish death metal band Entombed A.D., has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 49.

Entombed A.D. made the announcement today (8 March) that their vocalist and leader had passed last night (7 March). “Our brother, leader, vocalist, our Chief Rebel Angel went on another ride last night,” the statement read. “He has changed so many lives with his voice, his music, his character and his unique personality. L.G.’s smile is something that we will carry forever in our hearts.”

See the band’s full statement below:

⁣We are devastated to announce that our beloved friend Lars-Göran Petrov has left us.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Our brother, leader,…

Posted by Entombed A.D. on Monday, March 8, 2021

Petrov had been diagnosed with bile duct cancer in August 2020 and commenced chemotherapy then. In a GoFundMe page he had set up to raise funds for his treatment, the musician wrote that his form of cancer was “uncureable”. “It can’t be removed but the doctors are trying to control it with chemotherapy,” Petrov wrote.

According to Petrov, he had set up the GoFundMe page – which successfully raised about £40,000 – on the behest of Jay Weinberg, the drummer of Slipknot. “I was talking to him and he said I should do it, because of all this COVID crap and the financial situation we’re in,” he told Louder. “Some of the pills are pretty expensive, but I aim to donate some of the money to [Swedish children’s cancer fund] Barncancerfonden.”

Johan Hegg, the vocalist of fellow Swedish death metal band Amon Amarth, has paid tribute to Petrov on Twitter. “The word legend is [too] small to describe LG and what he meant for me as a friend and inspiration,” he tweeted. “Not only was he one of the best and original voices in metal, but the most kind, humble, funny and genuine person one could ever hope to meet.”

Swedish power metal group HammerFall has also paid tribute to the late death metal pioneer, sharing a photo of Petrov performing. “This is how we choose to remember him: on stage, sweaty and with a smile on his face. Thank you, brother, you truly made Sweden rock,” they tweeted.

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