Former Turbonegro frontman Hank Von Hell has died

Hank Von Hell, former flamboyant frontman for Norwegian hard rock greats Turbonegro, has died at the age of 49. The news was shared via his Instagram: “We are very sad to announce that Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby, also known to the world as Hank von Hell, sadly died on November 19, 2021. We is kindly asking for your respect for family and close friends in this moment of tragedy. “

Hank was born in 1972 and joined Turbonegro in 1993, and like Hank Von Helvete, he helped cement their “deathpunk” sound, blending punk, glam and metal into some tight leather, denim and makeup. His albums with the band’s original era include the 1996 classic Ass Cobra. Turbonegro broke up in 1998, but reformed in 2002, and Hank remained in the group until 2010. Hank then formed Doctor Midnight & the Mercy Cult and recently released two solo albums.

Turbonegro wrote on their Facebook:

It is with great sadness that we have received the tragic news that Hans-Erik Ā«HertisĀ» Dyvik Husby has passed away.

We are grateful for the times, moments and magic we shared with Hans-Erik in Turbonegro in the years 1993-2009.

As a charismatic frontman who equally channeled humor and vulnerability, Hans-Erik was crucial to the band’s appeal. He was a warm and generous man, a spiritual and intellectually seeking person who loved to have a conversation with someone. 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 has also marked himself as a profile in the international rock’n’roll environment.

Actor, romantic and entertainer – throughout his life, Hank left no doubt that he was a man for the stage, loved the spotlight and the attention of the room.
Our thoughts and hearts go out to his family.
Rest in peace

Take it easy, Hank.

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