Sad news from the rock and metal world.
Earlier today, Legendary Mercyful Fate bassist Timi Hansen has passed away
Here’s the statement from his son:
“My Father, after a long illness with cancer, has had peace this evening. He slept quietly and peacefully in at 19.30
We thank you for all the support and greetings we have received from all of you through the course, it has meant a lot, especially for my father.
The family is currently in mourning and we need a few days to get everything together. Further information about funeral will be posted on his profile within a few days.”
Statement from King Diamond:
“I just found out that I lost one of my dearest friends, who has been fighting cancer for a long time, in such an incredibly brave way.
He was not just my roommate on the early Mercyful Fate tours, but he was always my favorite bass player of all times.
I was fortunate to have been able to visit him at his apartment with some other good friends, and we had a great afternoon that will never be forgotten.
When I last talked to Timi on the phone on October 24th, I could understand that things had gotten tougher than they ever were, and yet he said “we fight on”.
I feel so so sad for his entire family, you have my absolute deepest sympathy.
Rest in Peace my dear dear friend.”
Timi played in the Danish heavy metal band Mercyful Fate for almost 6 years from 1981 to 1985 and from 1992 to 1993. Timi also joined his friend King Diamond solo project from 1985 to 1987. He played with his fingers rather than with a guitar pick.