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    Default Police: Ex-ABBA Drummer's Body Found on Spanish Island

    MADRID, Spain — A former drummer for the Swedish pop band ABBA was found dead with cuts to his neck in the garden of his house on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Police said Monday an autopsy showed it was an accident.



    A neighbor found the body of Ola Brunkert on Sunday evening at his house in a coastal area outside the eastern town of Arta, a Civil Guard spokesman told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

    He said an autopsy was carried out and confirmed initial investigations. "It was an accident," he said.

    The spokesman said Brunkert hit his head against a glass door in his dining room, shattering the glass and cutting himself in the neck. He managed to wrap a towel around his neck and left the house to seek help, but collapsed in the garden.

    Brunkert lived in the coastal apartment complex of Betlem in the municipality of Arta, in the eastern part of Mallorca.

    Brunkert had lived in Arta for around 20 years. His wife Inger died less than a year ago, an Arta municipal official told the AP. She spoke on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to discuss the case.

    ABBA band member Benny Anderson told Swedish daily Expressen he was sad to hear of the drummer's death. "It is tragic," he said.

    Band member Bjorn Ulvaeus added that Brunkert had been "one of the best."

    "I remember him as a good friend when we worked together in the mid-1970s. He was a very creative musician who contributed a lot when we toured together and worked in the studio," Ulvaeus told Expressen.

    According to ABBA's official Web site, Brunkert and bass player Rutger Gunnarsson were the only musicians to appear on all ABBA albums.

    Brunkert, who was 62, first played with ABBA on the group's first single, "People Need Love," and toured with the band in 1977, 1979 and 1980.

    He had been a jazz drummer and a member of the blues band Slim's Blues Gang, before joining pop group Science Poption in the mid-1960s.

    ABBA, with the four regular members Agnetha Faltskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Ulvaeus and Andersson, was one of the world's most successful bands, with album sales of more than 370 million. The group has not performed together since 1982, but continues to sell nearly 3 million records a year.
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    That’s sad, and I mean no disrespect by this, but did anyone else immediately think of Spinal Tap’s drummer who died in “a bizarre gardening accident”?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loss of Bowel Control View Post
    That’s sad, and I mean no disrespect by this, but did anyone else immediately think of Spinal Tap’s drummer who died in “a bizarre gardening accident”?
    Dude, this is outta the subject, but you have the coolest username on here that I have ever seen. It's even better than Chewbaccamonkeylunch.

    Anyway, sad to hear about this. Dancing Queen was a lovely song. Really the only song I know of theirs.

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    "...The spokesman said Brunkert hit his head against a glass door in his dining room, shattering the glass and cutting himself in the neck. He managed to wrap a towel around his neck and left the house to seek help, but collapsed in the garden..."

    The spokesman added, "he apparently tried to control the pain of the cuts by swallowing a bottle of sleeping pills. Then, when that apparently didn't work, he tried an old Swedish pain remedy of soaking his feet in a bucket of wet cement and then jumping into his swimming pool. He then apparently tried to signal his neighbors for help by firing six shots from a .44 magnum revolver into the air. Unfortunately, he missed the air and the bullets lodged in his skull. he must have thrown the handgun into the air in the hope that someone would find it and return it to him, thus bringing him some help for the headache caused by the six bullets in his skull, but a passing seagull must have carried the handgun off and dropped it into the ocean.
    We see this kind of thing all the time. It's obviously a tragic accident."







    Don't read this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatthehell? View Post
    Dude, this is outta the subject, but you have the coolest username on here that I have ever seen. It's even better than Chewbaccamonkeylunch.

    Anyway, sad to hear about this. Dancing Queen was a lovely song. Really the only song I know of theirs.
    Thanks, man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle View Post
    "...The spokesman said Brunkert hit his head against a glass door in his dining room, shattering the glass and cutting himself in the neck. He managed to wrap a towel around his neck and left the house to seek help, but collapsed in the garden..."

    The spokesman added, "he apparently tried to control the pain of the cuts by swallowing a bottle of sleeping pills. Then, when that apparently didn't work, he tried an old Swedish pain remedy of soaking his feet in a bucket of wet cement and then jumping into his swimming pool. He then apparently tried to signal his neighbors for help by firing six shots from a .44 magnum revolver into the air. Unfortunately, he missed the air and the bullets lodged in his skull. he must have thrown the handgun into the air in the hope that someone would find it and return it to him, thus bringing him some help for the headache caused by the six bullets in his skull, but a passing seagull must have carried the handgun off and dropped it into the ocean.
    We see this kind of thing all the time. It's obviously a tragic accident."




    Not really, but sure sounds ridiculous. But the actual quote could be possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loss of Bowel Control View Post
    That’s sad, and I mean no disrespect by this, but did anyone else immediately think of Spinal Tap’s drummer who died in “a bizarre gardening accident”?
    Yeah, I did. Immediately!

    Originally posted by Katydid

    Because I realize you all (the Roth Army) are a bunch of twisted, demented, beastility, porn loving, drug addicts and alcoholics and psycopaths. I guess Devil worshippers more aptly describe you.

 

 

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