We have some very sad news. Slawek "Mortifier" Archangielskij passed away last night from heart failure. The bassist of the Polish Heavy Metal band HATE was found dead in Munchberg, Germany. Our condolences go out to Slawek's family, friends, band mates and fans. Rock In Peace, Slawek!
A statement from the band follows:
"[During the] night [of] April 5-6 near the German town of Munchberg, our friend, best comrade and longtime bass player unexpectedly passed away. After the show in Stuttgart last night, he went to sleep and never woke up. We found him lifeless early in the morning and immediately called an ambulance. He was reanimated, but to no avail. Results of Slawek's autopsy should be known soon. In this situation, we decided to cancel the remaining shows and return home. We gave detailed testimonies to the German police. We are shocked and shattered by his sudden, unexpected death. We mourn together with Slawek's family and friends."
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