POPULAR SWEDISH MANAGER - MICHAEL SUNDEN - R.I.P:
I briefly mentioned the very sad death of Crashdiet/ColdSpell manager Michael Sunden earlier in the week. A few more details have emerged - this from: www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Band-s-boss-dies-fall-Rock-City/story-18789302-detail/story.html#ixzz2RNvyJj5v.
Band's boss dies in fall at Rock City / Wednesday, April 24, 2013 / Nottingham Post, By Bryan Henesey.
The manager of an international rock band has died after a fall at a Nottingham nightclub. An investigation was ordered after Michael Sund�n suffered fatal head injuries in the basement at Rock City last Friday. It is believed he slipped and hit his head on a brick wall.
In a statement to the Post, Rock City said: "On Friday, April 19, at around 11.30pm a male visitor to the Saxon
live music event at Rock City fell unconscious. The circumstances are
as yet unclear but are not being treated as suspicious. Rock City's
on-site medical team attended the scene immediately. An ambulance was
called within one minute of the man being found and police officers
stationed at the front of the venue were also called to the scene. Two
police officers began emergency resuscitation before the ambulance
arrived and took him to hospital. Rock City was informed the next day
that the man had subsequently died. Rock City is co-operating fully with
the authorities in a post-mortem. Rock City would like to offer its
deepest condolences to his family."
2010 album Generation Wild debuted at number three on the Swedish album
chart, are still scheduled to perform on Friday. A Notts Police
spokeswoman said: "He
is believed to have slipped and hit his head against a brick wall in
the basement area. The medical staff performed CPR and he was taken to
hospital, where he was pronounced dead. We are not treating it as
suspicious and a file has been prepared for the coroner."
Nottingham City Council's community protection health and safety
officers attended following reports of the accident. A spokesman said: "They
carried out assessments of the venue and were satisfied that there was
no ongoing risk to members of the public. It appears the man tripped on
two steps in the venue and hit his head on a wall but there were no
defects at the venue which contributed to this tragic accident. There is
no ongoing investigation and the venue can continue to operate as
Tributes to Mr Sund�n have poured in on the internet. A statement on the Head First Entertainment website said: "This
morning we awake to the devastating news that Michael Sund�n of Global
Music, and Head First's management partner with the band Crashd�et, had
tragically taken a fall in Nottingham, England, where he was advancing
the band's UK tour and meeting up with old friends. To say that we are
absolutely crushed would be an understatement. Our thoughts are with
Michael's wife, Carina, and their two young daughters."
Dave Tedder, of Head First Entertainment, who had known Mr Sund�n for about 15 years, added: "One
thing that guy didn't understand was the phrase 'that can't be done' �
no matter what language it was in, Swedish, English or any other. He
pushed you to try a little harder. We pushed each other. And we argued
and frustrated each other but what business partners don't? With
Michael's passing we've truly lost one of the few 'good guys' in this
A message was also left on Crashd�et's Twitter account. "It
said: "I am saddened and sorry to inform you all that Michael Sund�n
(manager) has died. We are waiting for an update from the guys. Our
thoughts and hearts go out to his family and friends."
The band Backyard Babies, former clients of Mr Sund�n, tweeted: "He
was basically a fifth member from the very first record until we went
separate ways. His visions and enthusiasm has inspired and helped the
Backyard Babies in many ways. Our deepest condolences to his family."