The news traveled fast once the Lifelover chaps had made their statement and by now most have learned that the band is a member short. Last Saturday the band posted the following message on their Facebook page:
We are very sad to report that yesterday our bandmate and brother B has passed away.
The concerts today and tomorrow are still to be performed, but in a different form in his honor.
This information is valid and in its extreme sadness true.
… A final statement with further details is to come.
Kim, Henrik (H.), Felix (Fix), Kral
The band’s label, Prophecy, issued a statement today which can be read here below:
Lifelover: Jonas Berqvist aka “B” is dead
On the night of the 9th September, Jonas Bergqvist a.k.a. ‘B’, founding
member, main composer, and guitarist of Lifelover, died unexpectedly. The
cause of his death is still unclear and has yet to be established.
The message of Jonas’s passing came as a surprise to the Prophecy team.
Hence, we lack the appropriate words for this tragic event. To us, Jonas
wasn’t just a very creative artist, but also a pleasant and enthusiastic
person. It is for certain that we won’t be the only ones missing his
character, his passion, and his unique musical language.
In the face of this tragic loss, we would very much like to extend our
heartfelt condolence towards Jonas’s family, his friends, and the
remaining musicians of Lifelover.