We are saddened to report former Entombed and current Entombed A.D. vocalist Lars-Göran Petrov passed away yesterday, March 7th after a battle with bile duct cancer. He was 49-years-old. Petrov was diagnosed with the “incurable” disease last spring where the singer quit smoking and drinking shortly after in hopes to fight against his diagnosis.
Members of Entombed A.D revealed the news on Facebook with the following statement:
“We are devastated to announce that our beloved friend Lars-Göran Petrov has left us. Our brother, leader, vocalist, our Chief Rebel Angel went on another ride last night. It’s with the deepest sadness that we have to announce that Lars-Göran Petrov has left us. 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. When asked in an interview what he would like to have written on his grave and what about his legacy, he said: “I will never die, it will never die”. And you didn’t. You will live forever in our hearts.
R.I.P. LG Petrov.”
The metal community have responded to this huge loss via social media:
— Moonspell (@moonspell) March 8, 2021
Today is a sad day for Death Metal. RIP LG Petrov. pic.twitter.com/cAFFWswvtY
— Aeons Abyss (@AeonsAbyss) March 8, 2021
We were extremely sad to learn that LG Petrov, the singer of Entombed A.D., has lost the battle to cancer. This is how we choose to remember him: on stage, sweaty and with a smile on his face. Thank you, brother, you truly made Sweden rock. One last, big cheers for the road! 🍻🤘 pic.twitter.com/YWaWcEckK5
— HammerFall (@HammerFall) March 8, 2021
R.I.P. LG Petrov.
The absolute undisputed greatest voice in death metal.
Supreme respect. pic.twitter.com/WM6FR3cbGY
— Danko Jones (@dankojones) March 8, 2021
Rest In Peace to LG Petrov. I never was able to meet LG, but I’ve been a longtime fan of all his work. LG, you will be greatly missed.
Favorite Entombed/ Entombed AD song of all time?
— Matthew kiichichaos Heafy (@matthewkheafy) March 8, 2021
— Krisiun (@Krisiun) March 8, 2021
Rest in peace LG Petrov, our deepest condolences to your family and band members.
Entombed is a big reason Desolator exists to begin with, so this hits hard. #fuckcancer #entombed #lgpetrov pic.twitter.com/iJvZGznmCb
— Desolator (@DesolatorSwe) March 8, 2021
— INCANTATION Official (@Incantation666) March 8, 2021
— Earache Records ♠️ (@EaracheRecords) March 8, 2021
Incredibly sad to hear about the passing of LG Petrov, a metal legend onstage and off. We had the pleasure of his company many times over the years and he was a true gentleman. Our sympathies go out to his family, friends and bandmates. Rip Chief Rebel Angel. pic.twitter.com/EQxUFVN2Ip
— THERAPY? (@therapyofficial) March 8, 2021
Sad to hear about LG Petrov. “Wolverine Blues” is one of the best heavy records ever made. RIP
— Frank Turner (@frankturner) March 8, 2021
RIP LG Petrov, death metal forefather. I love Entombed (obviously) and I’m sure a lot of people will be sharing his work with them today so I’ll share his more recent crushing band Firespawn: https://t.co/1CjzX6dqGg
— Nighted Throne (@NightedThrone) March 8, 2021
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Our thoughts go out to Petrov’s family and friends during this difficult time. As many of us say “Fuck Cancer,” there are ways you can learn more about the disease, including prevention, as well as making a donation at letsfcancer.