Tuesday 12 December 2017

Aslan’s manager and ‘seventh member’ dies after fighting fire

Svenn Braamark. PIC: Aslan Facebook
Svenn Braamark. PIC: Aslan Facebook
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Aslan's manager Svenn Braamark has died.

The band announced the death of their 'seventh member' on their Facebook page on Tuesday.

Svenn died at home in Sweden after he helped a neighbour fight a fire and suffered a heart attack.

"We are devastated to announce the death of our manager and seventh member Svenn Braamark passed away suddenly at home in Sweden doing what he always did, helping others," they wrote.

Aslan
Aslan

"This time he was helping his neighbour tackle a fire. While doing this he suffered a massive heart attack and sadly passed away yesterday."

They added, "He did amazing work with the charity Cradle which helped children in war torn countries."

We are devastated to announce the death of our manager and seventh member Svenn Braamark passed away suddenly at home...

Posted by Aslan on Tuesday, May 23, 2017

They described him as a "joy to work with" who had "guided Aslan through all the pitfalls that the music industry holds, never giving up on any obstacle that came before us.

"He was so looking forward to our gig in the Iveagh Gardens and was always looking to bring us to the next level.

"We are lost for words as his death was so sudden and unexpected.  Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time."

It has been a particularly tough year for the band as their keyboard player Pat 'Fitzy' Fitzpatrick passed away in April.

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