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    Posted: December 27 2008 at 15:07
I've just learned that Lars Hollmer has passed away at 60 years old today. I don't know many details yet. Last year, I talked to Rémi Leclerc from Miriodor who told me he was really sick and stuck in bed. I feared the worst. Now, it seems the disease took him away.

I had the chance to see him play live with Samla Mammas Manna at one of what would be his last performance. He blew me away (the whole band did but Hollmer has quite a stage presence). The concert was awesome (probably the most intense prog concert I've seen). He was so jolly and he seemed perfectly fine. I spoke to him quickly after the show and he was such a great guy.

Cheers for this underrated musician who was part of the initial Rock in Opposition movement and to a great guy! Clap

Rest in Peace Lars.




Edited by Bern - December 27 2008 at 15:30

RIP in bossa nova heaven.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2008 at 15:18
Oh no. Cry

Oh no oh no. Cry

This is terrible news.  Bugger.

Can you post us confirmation, Olivier?  Not that I don't believe you, of course, I just like to have another source.  Cheers.

Lars, I have many of your albums, as well as SMM and Von Zamla ones and I shall try and listen to them soon.

In pace, requiescat, Lars. Cry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2008 at 15:33
Very sad news.  Disapprove Great musician.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2008 at 15:34
This is sad news.. For Lars Hollmer is one of the most fantastic musicians I've listened to over the years and I'm saddened by this news...

I was hoping to see Samla Mammas Manna play one of these years too!

RIP.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2008 at 15:39
what a year
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2008 at 15:53
Unreal year it is.   Let's hope 2009 is a better one in this regard.  

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2008 at 15:55
in ANY regard, I hope
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2008 at 16:05
oh dear, one of the best


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2008 at 16:06
Rest easy, man.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2008 at 16:10
Originally posted by Prog-jester Prog-jester wrote:

what a year
 
Exactly my thoughts. Cry
 
Damn. Excellent musician, excellent bands, excellent tunes. Another talent gone way to early.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2008 at 16:36
This is really sad news. Cry
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2008 at 21:47
Very sad news.
 
But honestly this is probably not going to get better, lets face it our idols are getting old, and the tendency is to loose more of them as the years go by.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2008 at 21:49
Sad news... RIP Lars.
 
2008 has been a year of heavy losses for the good music... casually I read just now that Mist (Volker Karhs), from Grobschnitt died last July, age 57. I can't remember any note here in the Archives about his passing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2008 at 21:55
Didn't knew about Mist death.
 
Everything has been taken with complete privacy, no information about his death or cause was released,
 
Also very sad news
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 27 2008 at 22:16
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2008 at 09:16
I can't speak or read Swedish, but I gather that veteran Swedish progger Lars Hollmer is dead: http://www2.unt.se/avd/1,1826,MC=5-AV_ID=846067,00.html 
 
I've checked on an online dictionary that död stands for dead - can anyone confirm this apparent sad news?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2008 at 09:24

Thank you for the music, Lars - you were brilliant and brought so much joy and pleasure to those who could appreciate the weird, distinct dynamics of Samla Mammas Manna, Zamla Mammaz Manna and Von Zamla as a major contribution to prog rock's history.

    Rest in peace, Master!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2008 at 13:33
I can't believe it. This is shockingly sad news indeed! CryCryCry
 
Thank you for everything, Lars. Your timeless music will always be enjoyed and remembered by us!
 
Rest in Peace!
 
 
 
 
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2008 at 13:43
Terrible terrible loss, this is so sad. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 28 2008 at 15:23
Very sad news !!
an excellent musician and person ......
we'll miss you  Cry
 
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