Lasse Wellander, who was 70 years old, passed away.

The guitarist went unexpectedly on Good Friday (07.04.23) after a brief fight with cancer, according to his family. He was most remembered for having contributed the guitar to 24 iconic ABBA songs.

It is with unspeakable grief that we must report that our dear Lasse has passed away, according to a Facebook post. In addition to being a great musician and a humble man, you were also a great spouse, father, brother, uncle, and grandfather.

“Lasse went away early on Good Friday while being surrounded by his loved ones after recently developing what was later determined to be cancer that had progressed. We adore you and miss you terribly.

The ABBA Museum was the first to honor Lasse after the tragic musician’s loss by recalling how closely he had collaborated with the ‘Waterloo hitmakers over the course of their career.

“Our beloved friend and the absolutely brilliant guitarist Lasse Wellander has passed away after a brief illness,” read their statement. He was an incredibly kind and wonderful man as well as a deeply committed musician. Please pause to listen to all of his incredible guitar work for ABBA, from the beginning to Voyage.

At the height of their popularity in the 1970s, Lasse started touring with Agnetha Fältskog, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Björn Ulvaeus, and Benny Andersson. He can be heard playing on some of their biggest hits, including “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “The Name of the Game,” and “Voulez-Vous,” and he also worked on the production of their jukebox musical “


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