ABBA followers have been sharing tributes after it was introduced Lasse Wellander has died on the age of 70. The guitarist starred in a number of the band’s greatest hits by way of the Seventies and Eighties with Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
Lasse’s household shared the heartbreaking information at this time with an emotional assertion on Fb.
They stated, “It’s with indescribable disappointment that now we have to announce that our beloved Lasse has fallen asleep.
“Lasse not too long ago fell in poor health with what turned out to be most cancers that had unfold, and early on Good Friday he handed away surrounded by his family members.”
The put up – written by relations Lena, Ludvig and Andréas – added, “We love and miss you a lot.”
Earlier than becoming a member of ABBA, Lasse’s profession began when he started enjoying guitar as a baby for native bands in his hometown of Nora, Sweden.
It wasn’t till 1974 that he met ABBA’s Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad and began recording with them.
After starting work on hits Intermezzo No.1 and Loopy World, Lasse went on to play on 24 of Abba’s studio recordings.
In addition to recording on all eight of their albums, the late guitarist additionally toured with the Eurovision stars in 1975, 1977, 1979, and 1980.
In 2007, Lasse additionally labored on the smash hit soundtrack for the Mamma Mia! Film which starred Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried and was a field workplace hit.
And the star didn’t simply work with ABBA – who Queen Camilla is an enormous fan of – as in 1981, Lasse additionally launched a album of his personal. He went on to provide 11 extra albums through the years.
After two of his albums entered the Prime 40 album charts, he launched his ultimate solo LP in 2006, with the English translation of its title which means Easy Ticket.
All through his life, Lasse labored as a composer for quite a lot of films, together with the rating for the Swedish movie Änglagård, which was launched in 1992.
He picked up awards corresponding to the celebrated Swedish Royal Medal in 2010 and entered the Swedish Music Corridor of Fame in 2014 alongside different members of ABBA.
In newer years, he additionally helped to create ABBA’s new Voyager album in 2021.