The artist Lasse Flinckman is dead. He died April 18 after a brief illness, tells the life-mate Henrik Strömberg Expressen.
Flinckman was a former member of After Dark and left the group in 2009, after more than 30 years.
– I do not feel at all for the touring life. Should I do anything else, it should be in a theater so that you can have their homes and walk to and from work. I hate the tours and that dashing in and out of various rooms, said Lasse Flinckman in an interview with TT in connection with his 60th birthday, the same year.
After Dark, which makes its last tour in autumn , founded in 1976 by Christer Lindarw, Lasse Flinckman and Roger Jönsson. They popularized the drag show entertainment at the tavern scenes in Sweden, mainly on the Hamburg Stock Exchange in Stockholm but also in Gothenburg and Malmö and abroad.
2004 came the group of third in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “La dolce vita”, which since has become a classical pop tune. Three years later competed in the group again, as with the song “(oh) When you take matters into your own hands”, who did not advance to the final.
After Dark once again lined up in popular music for years supported Flinckman home .
– He called me the other day, just before we went down here and wished good luck. And then he sent text messages asking how it goes with ropes. And it will probably a sms before the show on Saturday. After Dark is his heart still, told Christer Lindarw for Aftonbladet in February.
Lasse Flinckman was 66 years.