Lars-Göran Petrov, otherwise known as LG Petrov, from the Swedish death metal band Entombed AD has died. He was 49.
The legendary vocalist—who was also in the band Firespawn and the original Entombed line-up—passed away on Sunday (March 7), his bandmates revealed. “It’s with the deepest sadness that we have to announce that Lars-Göran Petrov has left us,” they wrote on Facebook. “He was (is!!!) an incredible friend, and a person that has touched so many people.”
“He has changed so many lives with his voice, his music, his character and his unique personality. LG’s smile is something that we will carry forever in our hearts,” the band added. Read their full statement here:
We are devastated to announce that our beloved friend Lars-Göran Petrov has left us.Our brother, leader,…
Last year, Petrov revealed that he had been diagnosed with bile duct cancer “for some time now,” Rolling Stone reported. In a GoFundMe page, the singer said that although his cancer is incurable, his doctors “are trying to control it with chemotherapy.”
Petrov was part of Entombed from the late-’80s up until the group’s split in 2014. Later, he and other former Entombed members founded Entombed AD, releasing three studio albums. Their most recent LP was 2019’s Bowels of Earth, which included the song “Torment Remains.”
Following news of Petrov’s passing, metal fans and acts alike have paid tribute to the vocalist all over social media. Among them include Amon Amarth’s Johan Hegg, who called Petrov “a friend and inspiration.” “Not only was he one of the best and original voices in metal, but the most kind, humble, funny and genuine person one could ever hope to meet,” he wrote in a tweet.
The word legend is to small to describe LG and what he meant for me as a friend and inspiration.
Not only was he one of the best and original voices in metal, but the most kind, humble, funny and genuine person one could ever hope to meet.
I will miss you my friend!
R.I.P. 🤘 pic.twitter.com/aUrrfTZR8T
— Johan Hegg (@AmonJohan) March 8, 2021
Read other tributes from Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed, Michael Amott of Arch Enemy and more below:
Rest In Peace LG Petrov. What a legend & and a powerful voice. Inspiration to countless bands & singers. A true game changer. One of the first bands to take us on tour for which I am still grateful for. Someone you always looked forward to seeing. You will be sorely missed. pic.twitter.com/kHnhDiBzRb
— Jamey Jasta (@jameyjasta) March 8, 2021
RIP, LG Petrov. Listen to Bowels of Earth here: