Metal community respond to death of former Turbonegro singer Hank Von Hell

Posted by on November 22, 2021


Tragedy struck over the weekend as former Turbonegro singer Hank Von Hell died on Friday (19th). The Norwegian musician was 49-years-old. The artist’s death was confirmed on a social media post, stating:

“We are very sad to announce that Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby, also known to the world as Hank von Hell, sadly passed away on November 19th, 2021,” the statement read. “We kindly ask for your respect to the family and close friends in this moment of tragedy.”

Turbonegro issued the below heartfelt statement on his passing:

“It is with immense sadness we received the tragic news that Hans-Erik ‘Hertis’ Dyvik Husby has passed away. We are thankful for the times, the moments and the magic we shared with Hans-Erik in Turbonegro during the years 1993-2009. As a charismatic frontman who equally channeled humor and vulnerability, Hans-Erik was crucial for the band’s appeal. He was a warm and big hearted human, a spiritually and intellectually seeking person who loved having a conversation with anyone. We are proud of what we created together as rock brothers in Turbonegro — the music, the characters, our whole universe. Hank Von Helvete remains an iconic figure in the history of Norwegian rock and popular culture, and also made a mark as a profile in the international rock ‘n’ roll community. Actor, romantic and entertainer — through his life Hank left no doubt that he was a man for the stage, loving the spotlight and the room’s attention. “Our thoughts and hearts go to his family. Rest In Peace.”

Ironically, new music from Hank arrived on the same day as his passing with his guest appearance on the latest Me And that Man (Behemoth’s Nergal Darski) album, New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 2, for the track “Black Hearse Cadillac.”




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Members of the metal community have paid a tribute to Hank throughout the weekend, with the below posts:





Our thoughts go to Hank’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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