ABBA drummer found dead in pool of blood
Published: 17 Mar 08 11:55 CET
Ola Brunkert, a session musician who recorded and toured with the Swedish pop group ABBA, has been found dead at his home in Spain after apparently falling from a window, police said Monday.
They said the body of the drummer, 61, who lived alone at his home on the Mediterranean island of Majorca, was found by a neighbour late Sunday in a pool of blood with a injury to his neck.
Police said he appeared to have fallen from a window, and said an autopsy would be carried out to determine if the death was accidental.
The Swede played as a session musician with ABBA, which recorded and performed in 1970s and early 80s. He also toured with the group.
Brunkert retired to Majorca, where he performed with his jazz group.
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