Two killed last autumn before ABBA tribute concert in Sweden
COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Two men died when one of them jumped or fell from the seventh floor of a culture house before a concert in Sweden and landed on the other, police say.
The 80-year-old man who crashed into the lobby at Uppsala Concert and Congress Hall on Tuesday night died at the scene north of Stockholm and the 60-year-old man he beat died later, the police state.
A woman together with the 60-year-old was injured, but her injuries were not considered life-threatening, the police state.
A tribute concert to the two male members of ABBA, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, had been planned at the culture house on Tuesday, but the event was canceled, according to Swedish media.
The center of Uppsala city hosts concerts and other meetings in an eight-storey building with a mirrored facade and angled plates reminiscent of crystal. The venue’s website said it would be closed Wednesday through Friday due to the deaths.
“We are all shocked by the tragic accident and our thoughts go out to the deceased, their relatives and their families,” the website said in a statement.
Police said they have no reason to suspect an ugly plane in the 80-year-old’s descent from the floor.
The organizers of an upcoming ABBA concert tweeted on Wednesday that they were waiting to release an advertising trailer for the show until Thursday against the background of “the tragic news at the tribute concert in Sweden last night.”
In September, the Swedish quartet known for hits such as “Dancing Queen”, “Waterloo” and “Fernando” said that they would release their first new music in four decades and perform a virtual concert.
The upcoming album “Voyage”, which will be released on Friday, is a follow-up to the 1981 “The Visitors”, which until now had been the group’s swan song. The virtual version of the band begins a series of concerts in London on May 27.