According to a social media post from the band, former Viagra Boys guitarist and founding member Benjamin Vallé has died.
Vallé was a founding member of the Stockholm-based Swedish punk band, which was founded in 2015.
He was 47 years old.
His cause of death has yet to be confirmed.
On Wednesday, the band announced the terrible news on Instagram. The statement, which was posted on Instagram today, October 27, 2021 reads, “Verified
it brings me great sadness to say that our beloved friend and founding member of viagra boys, Benjamin, has passed.”
“Benjamin was loving and kind and the sweet memories we have together are countless.”
The statement added, “i cant stop crying while going through pictures of you but also laughing because you were one of the funniest, goofiest, people i had the pleasure of knowing. “
“benjamin or ‘benis’ as we knew him, spread laughter and happiness wherever he went and i will cherish the memories we have of touring the world together.”
The statement continued, “Benjamin, we love you with all of our hearts and Viagra Boys would have been nothing without you. This planet just lost one the good ones.”
“I hope you’re somewhere up in space telling bad jokes to an alien. Goodnight my sweet boy. I’ll love you forever. Raise your glasses for benis. its what he’d have wanted.”
Sebastian also shared two images of Benjamin with the band on his own Instagram account as a homage to the late musician.
Sebastian commented in Swedish next to the photos, “Rest in peace my beloved beloved Benjamin. I will love you forever wonderful man. See you in the cosmos.”
RIP Benjamin Vallé. Words can’t explain how shocked I am. 47 is no age. pic.twitter.com/F3NGV2obxi
— Sami 🇫🇮 (@kingsmithy7) October 27, 2021