Thursday, January 26, 2012

Swedish musician Stig Vig found dead

Stig Vig, singer in the Swedish rock-reggae band Dag Vag has been found dead in his home.
Stig Vig (Per Odeltorp) sang, played bass and fronted Dag Vag, one of the most popular groups on the Swedish new wave scene of the late 70's/early 80's.

Radio Dupree station manager Sigurd Huckle recalls a memory from a 1979 Dag Vag concert:
"The band was supposed to play for a sitting audience, but Stig Vig suggested that the audience would put the chairs aside to make room for dancing, which resulted in hundreds of damaged chairs. But it was a great show! I couldn't resist tapping two empty beer glasses together which of course didn't last long."

It is yet unknown what caused Stig Vig's death but Aftonbladet reports that he had problems with his kidneys and went through a kidney transplantation in 2006. Stig Vig was 63 years old when he passed away.

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