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Abba Member Dies From Gardening Accident - 08 Rewind

12/24/2008
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Abba Member Dies From Gardening Accident was a top story for March. Enjoy our 2008 news rewind as you read the story again:(antiMusic) The man that provided the beats to the global Abba sensation of the 70s was found dead in the garden of his home in Spain. Police reportedly believe that Ola Brunkert died from fatal cuts on his throat after a gardening accident.

Gigwise has some more details: Sixty-two-year-old Ola Brunkert played with the band on their first single 'People Need Love' and toured with them in 1977, 1979 and 1980. He is the only musician, alongside bassist Rutger Gunnarsson, to be credited on all of the group's albums, and retired to Majorca after the break-up of the band twenty-five years ago.

The BBC reports that police believe Brunkert hit his head on a glass window on Sunday afternoon, sustaining fatal neck wounds from broken glass. He managed to wrap a towel around his neck and stagger through the garden in search of help before collapsing. - more on this story

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