/ 17 March 2008

ABBA drummer found dead in Spain

A former drummer for 1970s Swedish pop group ABBA, Ola Brunkert, has been found dead after an apparent accident in his house in Mallorca, Spanish police said on Monday.

Brunkert bled to death from a throat wound which police suspect was caused after he accidentally smashed a pane of glass, a spokesperson for the Civil Guard police said, adding that authorities were awaiting the result of an autopsy.

The official website of the band said Brunkert was possibly the only instrumental musician to appear on all the albums released by the band.

ABBA’s two male and two female vocalists were among the world’s best-known faces in the 1970s with hits including Waterloo and Dancing Queen. – Reuters