ABBA Drummer Ola Brunkert Killed In Freak Accident

Sad news but a good reason for a Dancing Queen moment. 🙂

Ola Brunkert was found dead late Sunday at his home in the town of Arta on Spain’s Mediterranean island of Mallorca, the spokeswoman said. Police believe Brunkert may have fallen against a glass partition separating his home’s kitchen from the garden, and the glass broke and fatally cut his throat, she said. He was found in the garden and is believed to have bled to death, she added. An official cause of death is pending until after an autopsy. Brunkert, born in 1946 in Sweden, played drums on ABBA’s first single, “People Need Love,” according to Abba’s official Web site.  He was not among the four best-known members of ABBA whose faces adorned the album covers — Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Agnetha Faltskog — but he was a key supporting musician for the group as it achieved stardom.