Finnish heavy metalers Lordi have released the following statement regarding the passing of bandmember “Otus” Tonmi Lillman:
“Our dear friend and bandmate, 'Otus' Tonmi Lillman, has sadly passed away [at the age of 38]. 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 had joined Lordi in October of 2010, and had previously played for To/Die/For, Synergy and Ajattara and was part of the parody punk band Kylahullut.