Peter Lundblad has died.
Some steamer behind the classic “Take Me to the Sea” is mourned by his friends.
– It’s that damn cancer , says close friend Anders Berglund.
As recently as a month ago was Peter Lundblad psyched to be participating in next year’s “Bathrobe” on Öland and wrote then on Facebook
“To have the confidence to participate in the 30th anniversary of” Bathrobe in 2016 “is very big for me. It gets hot, summer, love, and a whole lot of good music with old comrades. “
But now Sheeba, Sanne Salomonsen, Tommy Nilsson, Mats Ronander, Nina Söderquist and Anders Berglund cope without her dear colleague at gigs in Borgholm Castle in July.
Peter Lundblad died, 65 years old, as the newspaper Expressen was the first to report.
– It feels really weird. There is heavy today. Incredibly boring, relatively young as he was, says Sheeba.
– He looked so much forward to the “Bathrobe” We will do a replay of the summer. It was noticed that he had a new spark of life, but unfortunately gave up the body, it is very sad, says close friend Anders Berglund.
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“May you rest in peace”
Tommy Körberg expresses its sorrow over Lundblad’s death on Facebook:
“Mourn Peter Lundblad passing away. May you rest in peace. We go to Mass in the morning and light a candle in your memory. Farewell … “
– I was standing in the sun in Mallorca when I received the sad news. And that is how I will remember him, says Tommy Körberg when Nöjesbladet reach him on the phone.
Peter Lundblad has struggled against the disease in recent years and was forced last summer, including setting a song festival in Västervik due his state of health.
– It’s that damn cancer. He has fought against it and tried all possible treatments but failed to do it to the end. He was healthy for a while but then it came back again, says Anders Berglund.
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The disease resulted in death anxiety
In 2012, he released his latest album, he told Aftonbladet about how the disease gave him agony. He did not then specify what illness but said:
– It took her years, but today I use anxiety to have fun and not just FOOL through life. I do not know how I do, but when it gets so I turn it on and try to do something fun instead.
In the interview from 2012, said Peter Lundblad too:
– Death has obviously been an enemy, but today it is a good companion. In order not to torska the fear that weakens and bitterness of “why is this happening to me,” so I turn on it and reflect myself in the situation. Of course I’m scared, but I’ve learned to deal with the fear.
competed in the Eurovision Song Contest
Peter Lundblad released his first album in the early 70s, crowned behind Abba in Melodifestivalen in 1974 and has competed himself, both in 1983 and 1996. His biggest hit he received in 1986 with the now modern classic “Take me to the sea”.
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