“Melodi Grand Prix 2019” Participant Hank von Helvete Passed Away

We are sad to share the following news: Norwegian rock singer Hank von Helvete passed away.
The singer passed away at the young age of 49.
The news was confirmed in digital media on Friday, 19th of November 2019.

In an Instagram post, fans were asked to respect the privacy of the family and closest friends he had

Who was Hank von Helvete?

Hank von Helvete (real name: Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby) was a Norwegian rock singer.
He started releasing music in public in 1998.
At the beginning of his career, he was the lead singer of the punk rock band Turbonegro.
The band disbanded in 1998, due to Hank‘s heroin addiction that made him unable to perform.
After going through rehab, Turbonegro reunited in 2002, but the band went on an indefinite hiatus in 2010.
In 2009, he had the great hit “Rom for alle” with “Melodi Grand Prix 2021” participant Maria Solheim. The song was number 1 in the Norwegian charts for 3 consecutive weeks:

In late 2011, he was a judge in the Norwegian TV series “Norwgian Idol

Hank became known to Eurovision fans in 2019, when he participated in “Melodi Grand Prix 2019“.
He performed the song “Fake It”:

One of the artists who reacted to his death was the Norwegian singer Carina Dahl.
She was one of his friends. They both competed in “Melodi Grand Prix 2019“.

This is just so sad 💔 Dad woke me up at home in Trh today with news that has made the day here heavy .. Uncle Hank, the memories pass on! From the time you probably gave 4 speeches (😂) on my birthday because you always had so much on your mind, until you scared away tired boys from me & little sister that it was “you who were uncle hank”! For wonderful dinners together with shared food joy & not least when we compete in MasterChef and MGP! I enter the stage tonight with you in my heart 💔 See you again

Husby leaves behind his daughter Else Victoria who he has with his ex-wife Gro Skaustein 

ESCBEAT Team feels sorry for the loss of a music legend.
Our thoughts are with her family.
Hank von Helvete will always have a place in our hearts.

Doron Lahav is 28 years old guy who lives in Israel. Doron watches Eurovision Song Contest since early 2000s. Doron works as a Data Scientist and also shows interest in singing and writing.

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