Dead (musician), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Dead (musician)

Swedish black/death metal vocalist

Date of Birth: 16-Jan-1969

Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden

Date of Death: 08-Apr-1991

Profession: singer, musician

Nationality: Sweden

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Dead (musician)

  • Per Yngve Ohlin (16 January 1969 – 8 April 1991), better known professionally as Dead, was a Swedish black metal musician, best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem from 1988 until his suicide in 1991.
  • He also performed as vocalist of the Swedish death metal band Morbid on their demo December Moon.
  • Dead was a popular figure of the Norwegian black metal scene.
  • Roadrunner Records ranked him No.
  • 48 out of 50 of The Greatest Metal Front-Men of All Time.Dead was known for his morbid personality and obsession with death—his own and the concept in general, which gave rise to his stage name.
  • He hoarded dead birds, wore shirts with funeral announcements printed on them, buried clothes that he only dug up just before performing in concert to smell like a rotting cadaver, and wore corpse paint, being the first in black metal to do so by some accounts.
  • Unlike with other black metal performers, it is believed he did not do so for theatrical value but instead to present himself as a corpse on stage, which he accentuated by wounding himself with implements such as glass shards.
  • He also liked having fans throw body parts of dead animals around at his shows. Acquaintances described him as difficult to befriend or understand.
  • Already intensely introverted and depressed, Dead's personality and demeanor would only become more withdrawn leading up to his death, a progression marked by such patterns as Dead harming himself offstage among friends and isolating himself in his room. Dead committed suicide on 8 April 1991 by slitting his wrists and throat before shooting himself in the forehead with a shotgun.
  • He left a brief suicide note, with the first sentence on the note being: "Excuse the blood".
  • Controversially, an image from the aftermath was used as the cover of the bootleg live album Dawn of the Black Hearts.
  • His death marked a turning point in the history of the black metal scene which led to a wave of erratic behavior by the scene's members.

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