A member of the Swedish pop group ABBA was found with cuts to his neck. An autopsy ruled the death of 62-year-old Ola Brunkert, a former drummer for the band, an accident, according to the Associated Press.
A Civil Guard spokesman confirmed to the AP that Brunkert hit his head against a glass door in his dining room, shattering the glass and fatally cutting him in the neck. While he managed to wrap a towel around the wound, he collapsed in his garden when going to seek help.
“It is tragic,” ABBA band member Benny Anderson told Swedish daily Expressen.
â€œHe was a very creative musician who contributed a lot when we toured together and worked in the studio,” band member Bjorn Ulvaeus added.
Brunkert played with ABBA (whose regular members consisted of Anderson, Ulvaeus, Agnetha Faltskog, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad) on their first single, â€œPeople Need Love,â€ and toured with them in 177, 1979 and 1980. The group, known for hits like â€œMamma Miaâ€ and â€œDancing Queen,â€ has not performed together since 1982.