Lasse Wellander wife chose to stay out of the limelight and fame her husband received. Wellander was a Swedish guitarist and composer born on June 18, 1952, in Viker, Sweden.
His passion for guitar began in his teenage years, influenced by American blues and rock music.
He soon became a sought-after session musician in the early 1970s, working with many of Sweden’s top artists.
Wellander’s career reached new heights when he was asked to join ABBA’s touring band in 1977, playing guitar on many of their biggest hits, including “Dancing Queen” and “Mamma Mia.”
He continued to work with ABBA throughout the 1980s in both the studio and on tour.
Besides his work with ABBA, Wellander played guitar on recordings by other popular Swedish artists, such as Roxette, Ulf Lundell, and Ted Gärdestad. He also released several solo albums, including “Traces” in 1988 and “Full Circle” in 1996.
Wellander’s versatile playing style incorporated elements of rock, blues, jazz, and classical music. He was a skilled improviser, praised for his ability to add depth and emotion to any recording or live performance.
Lasse Wellander wife must be super proud of her husband’s exceptional skills.
He also worked as a composer for film and television, scoring the music for several Swedish films, including “Höstsonaten” in 1978 and “Den Enfaldige Mördaren” in 1982, as well as the popular TV series “Saltön.”
Wellander’s contributions to the Swedish music scene were invaluable, and his influence can still be felt in the work of many contemporary musicians.
He was considered one of Sweden’s greatest guitarists and a true legend in the world of music. Wellander was married, but there is no information about his wife.
What happened to Lasse Wellander?
He battled cancer for some time before passing away on April 7, 2023, at the age of 70.
An official statement on Wellander’s Facebook page confirmed his death and expressed indescribable sadness at his passing.
Wellander was remembered as an amazing musician and a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, and grandfather who was kind, caring, and loving.
His loved ones described him as a hub in their lives, and they are devastated to have to continue on without him.
ABBA’s members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Frida Lyngstad, and Benny Andersson expressed their condolences for the late musician Lasse Wellander with an Instagram statement.
The band called Wellander, a dear friend, a fun guy, and a superb guitarist whose creative input in the studio and rock-solid guitar work on stage was immense.
They accompanied the statement with a black-and-white photo of Wellander performing on stage.