Soilwork's David Andersson Dead at 47

Soilwork's David Andersson Dead at 47
David Andersson — the guitarist and multi-instrumentalist known best for his work with Swedish melodeath outfit Soilwork — has died. Andersson's passing was confirmed by the band in a statement on social media, attributing his death to "alcohol and mental illness." He was 47.

Soilwork called Andersson "one of a kind and a brilliant man in so many ways," writing, "He was our guitarist for more than 10 years and had a big impact on Soilwork's musical journey forward.

"We will miss him dearly and will continue to carry the musical legacy that he was a part of. Our deepest condolences go out to his family. Forever grateful for the time we spent with you and all the good laughs. Thank you Dr. Dave. See you on the other side. We encourage everyone to respect the privacy of David's family and friends in these tragic times."

Andersson joined Soilwork in 2012, first writing and recording with the band on their ninth studio album, 2013's The Living Infinite.

The artist would go on to contribute guitars, bass and piano to subsequent releases The Ride MajesticVerkligheten and this year's Övergivenheten, which arrived in August. Andersson also played guitar as a member of the Night Flight Orchestra, a hard rock outfit he formed with Soilwork bandmate Björn Strid.