Abba drummer found dead in Spain

Mon Mar 17, 2008 8:15am EDT
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MADRID (Reuters) - A former drummer for 1970s Swedish pop group ABBA, Ola Brunkert, has been found dead after an apparent accident in his house in Mallorca, Spanish police said on Monday.

Brunkert bled to death from a throat wound which police suspect was caused after he accidentally smashed a pane of glass, a spokeswoman for the Civil Guard police said, adding that authorities were awaiting the result of an autopsy.

The official Web site of the band said Brunkert was possibly the only instrumental musician to appear on all the albums released by the band.

Abba's two male and two female vocalists were among the world's best-known faces in the 1970s with hits including "Waterloo" and "Dancing Queen."

(Reporting by Jason Webb)

<p>Former drummer for the Swedish pop band ABBA, Ola Brunkert, is seen in his undated file photo. REUTERS /Roger Schederin/Ringside Events/Handout</p>