Vocalist of Swedish metallers Entombed A.D., Lars-Göran Petrov, sadly passed away last night, March 7th at the age of 49.
The band broke the news this morning with the following message:
We are devastated to announce that our beloved friend Lars-Göran Petrov has left us.
Our brother, leader, vocalist, our Chief Rebel Angel went on another ride last night. It’s with the deepest sadness that we have to announce that Lars-Göran Petrov has left us. He was (is!!!) an incredible friend, and a person that has touched so many people. He has changed so many lives with his voice, his music, his character and his unique personality. LG’s smile is something that we will carry forever in our hearts. When asked in an interview what he would like to have written on his grave and what about his legacy, he said: “I will never die, it will never die”. And you didn’t. You will live forever in our hearts.
R.I.P. LG Petrov.
Petrov publicly announced in August 2020 via a GoFundMe campaign that he was battling an incurable form of bile duct cancer. “I’ve been hit with uncureable cancer (gallvägscancer in Swedish), and have been battling it for some time now. It can’t be removed but the doctors are trying to control it with chemo therapy. Life takes its weird turns…” Petrov said at the time.
Petrov also performed with Entombed, Firespawn, Morbid, Nihilist, Comecon and more during his time on earth. RIP.
The metal world reacts to the death of LG Petrov:
The word legend is to small to describe LG and what he meant for me as a friend and inspiration.
Not only was he one of the best and original voices in metal, but the most kind, humble, funny and genuine person one could ever hope to meet.
I will miss you my friend!
R.I.P. 🤘 pic.twitter.com/aUrrfTZR8T
— Johan Hegg (@AmonJohan) March 8, 2021
We were extremely sad to learn that LG Petrov, the singer of Entombed A.D., has lost the battle to cancer. This is how we choose to remember him: on stage, sweaty and with a smile on his face. Thank you, brother, you truly made Sweden rock. One last, big cheers for the road! 🍻🤘 pic.twitter.com/YWaWcEckK5
— HammerFall (@HammerFall) March 8, 2021
RIP LG PETROV
— Stephen F. O'Malley (@IdeologicOrgan) March 8, 2021
Today is a sad day for Death Metal. RIP LG Petrov. pic.twitter.com/cAFFWswvtY
— Aeons Abyss (@AeonsAbyss) March 8, 2021
— Roadburn Festival (@roadburnfest) March 8, 2021
RIP Lars Goran Petrov. Nihilist / Entombed lives on forever. pic.twitter.com/MMdynNASKj
— Invictus Productions (@InvictusProd) March 8, 2021
— INCANTATION Official (@Incantation666) March 8, 2021
RIP LG Petrov from Entombed A.D.. 😞 They are definitely one of our influences, and our song Kill For Sport is often compared to them. https://t.co/f3hwiPfnJK
— Gravehuffer band (@Gravehuffer) March 8, 2021
— Krisiun (@Krisiun) March 8, 2021
R.I.P. LG Petrov.
The absolute undisputed greatest voice in death metal.
Supreme respect. pic.twitter.com/WM6FR3cbGY
— Danko Jones (@dankojones) March 8, 2021
— Moonspell (@moonspell) March 8, 2021
R.I.P. LG PETROV
“Once I’m on the other side, I’ll see if it was the end of my ride.”https://t.co/brDTrfST5q
— UNDEATH (@undeathNY) March 8, 2021
Rest In Peace to LG Petrov. I never was able to meet LG, but I’ve been a longtime fan of all his work. LG, you will be greatly missed.
Favorite Entombed/ Entombed AD song of all time?
— Matthew kiichichaos Heafy (@matthewkheafy) March 8, 2021
Farewell brother and THE voice of our generation. You will be deeply missed. Deepest condolences to family, bandmates and friends. #lgpetrov #entombedad #entombed #firespawn pic.twitter.com/J1YFMmwRhW
— Amorphis (@amorphis) March 8, 2021
Sad to hear about LG Petrov. "Wolverine Blues" is one of the best heavy records ever made. RIP
— Frank Turner (@frankturner) March 8, 2021
Here’s Entombed A.D. live at PlayStation Theater in NYC in 2016 shot by Mathieu Bredeau: