LORDI DRUMMER OTUS HAS PASSED AWAY 16th February 2012
Lordi drummer Otus, real name Tonmi Lillman, also acclaimed drummer for To/Die/For and Sinergy, has died at the age of 38.
No cause of death has yet been revealed. The band have made a statement which reads as follows:
"Our dear friend and band mate, “Otus” Tonmi Lillman, has sadly passed away.
"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."
Lordi made history in 2006 by winning the Eurovision Song Contest with a record 292 points, becoming the first Finnish performer to win the contest and the first Metal band to lift the trophy with 'Hard Rock Hallelujah'.