Lasse Wellander, the band Abba’s longtime guitarist, passed away at the age of 70. His family issued a statement announcing the tragic news of his passing.

The statement read, “It is with indescribable sadness that we have to announce that our beloved Lasse has fallen asleep. Lasse recently fell ill with what turned out to be cancer that had spread, and early on Good Friday he passed away surrounded by his loved ones.”

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Who was Lasse Wellander?

Lasse Wellander was a Swedish guitarist and composer. He began playing the guitar as a young child in the early 1960s and was a part of neighborhood bands in his native town of Nora.

Lasse Wellander’s Age:

Lasse Wellander was born on 18th June 1952, in Viker, Nora Municipality, Örebro, Sweden. He was 70 years old at the time of his death.

Lasse Wellander’s Cause of Death: 

According to the statement released by Wellander’s family, the guitarist passed away from cancer. Allegedly, he had been sick for a long time and the cancer had spread in his body.

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Lasse Wellander’s Family:

Not much is known about Lasse Wellander’s family. Wellander was the son of Åke Wellander and Anne-Marie. Moreover, according to the statement confirming his death, his family said, “You were a fantastic musician and humble like few, but above all, you were a wonderful husband, brother, uncle, and grandfather.”

Lasse Wellander’s Net Worth: 

As per NetWorthWikiBio, Lasse Wellander’s net worth was $18 Million as of 2022.

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Lasse Wellander’s Bandmates: 

Wellander was the lead guitarist for the ABBA pop music band consisting of  Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad. Wellander took part in the majority of ABBA’s recordings as well as their 1975, 1977, 1979, and 1980 world tours. Moreover, He was most known for his stint as a session musician and his work with a number of well-known Swedish performers, including Roxette’s Marie Fredriksson, Eva Dahlgren, and Ted Gärdestad.