Boye Nythun, former manager and also the best friend of Turbonegro’s Hank Von Hell (real name Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby), spoke to Norway’s Se Og Hør saying the singer didn’t take his own life.
Here’s what Boye said:
“In recent days, we have seen and observed a lot of rumors about Hans-Erik‘s death. I can deny that Hans-Erik took his own life. Hans-Erik had optimistic plans for the future and much to look forward to.
“It was no secret that Hans-Erik has lived a hard life at times. He has also been open about this before. The last few months have been extra hard for him, and unfortunately, the sum of a hard-lived life became too much for him. Hans-Erik‘s body could no longer stand it. He was found in Slottsparken. His body had simply said ‘stop.’ It is tragic, and now we ask for peace.
“We will not say anything more about the case, but [we have decided to go public] with this [information], so that we avoid more speculation and rumors.”
Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby died at the age of 49, on November 19th.