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Lordi Drummer Tonmi Lillman, AKA "Otus" Passes Away

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Finnish heavy metal outfit Lordi has announced that drummer Tonmi Lillman, also known as "Otus," has passed away at the age of 38. The cause of death is presently unknown. A message from the band reads as follows:

"Our dear friend and band mate, "Otus" Tonmi Lillman, has sadly passed away. He will be greatly missed and we send our condolences to his family and friends.

"Otus: we thank You from the bottom of our hearts for the short time we got to know you and spend with you together.

"Rest in peace, friend."

Lillman joined the group in late 2010, replacing long time drummer Sampsa Astala, AKA, "Kita." He joined after the release of the band's latest studio album, "Babez For Breakfast" and as such, had not recorded an album with Lordi. He had also spent time with such bands as Ajattara, To/Die/For, Sinergy and Vanguard.

Source: Yle.fi

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1. Roo writes:

more bad news for metal :(
best wishes to all Tommi's friends and families
\m/

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 9:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Blindgreed1 writes:

Crazy, lbd Carl and I were just talking about Lordi yesterday... RIP. \m/\m/

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 10:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. wilco writes:

dont know the band any away rip

damm mu looks like a obituary

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 11:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RTB writes:

please say it wasnt drugs or alcohol related...
so long mate

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 11:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. ilovekud writes:

RIP Otus... ill miss u

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 12:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Mj writes:

@3 exactly so

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 1:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. ZMA writes:

I liked Lordi's music. RIP.

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 3:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. R10 writes:

Yea,total stunner,guy dies at 38? Thats pretty tragic. Not really familar with this band; they sort of do a GWAR type show with costumes i believe. But damn,condolences anyways. Seems in the last year or so,metal folks have passed away almost at a once a month rate.

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 3:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

not a huge lordi fan but this sucks...condolences to this guys friends and family...

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 11:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Fuck_A_Name writes:

So wait, the bassist to Deftones recovers and a Lordi member dies? I'll take that trade.

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 11:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Demoncleaner23 writes:

Wow post #10 what a stupid thing to say you prick

# Feb 16, 2012 @ 12:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. WOLF7 writes:

Sad news... that's all I can say.

Wilco's absolutely right, what a start for this year.

One of the best drummers in our country, for sure. He was involved in so many projects but never really got his "reward".

RIP.

# Feb 16, 2012 @ 2:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. BrokenFace writes:

post 10 made me laugh. I only remember lordi because they won eurovision song contest. So not a€ ma€jor fan but its sad to hear.

# Feb 16, 2012 @ 6:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. ThrashtillDeathTFV writes:

RIP

# Feb 16, 2012 @ 7:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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