Extremely sad news from the Soilwork camp today as Soilwork guitarist David Andersson has passed away at the age of just 47. Andersson joined the band in 2012 and has played on numerous albums since. Outside of Soilwork, Andersson pursued other musical endeavors in the hard-rock band The Night Flight Orchestra. Soilwork released the following statement across their social media accounts:
“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.”
The Night Flight Orchestra has since issued their own statement about David’s passing, stating: “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.”
Our sincere condolences to David’s bandmates, friends and family during this difficult time. Thank you for your contributions, David, and may you Rest In Power.
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