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Heritage’s Atwell Jansen dies

Heritage’s Atwell Jansen dies
A photo of Atwell Jansen posted in 2011 (Photo: Heritage Band Singapore's Facebook page)
Local band Heritage’s Atwell Jansen dies
Published: 11:58 AM, August 7, 2013

SINGAPORE — Atwell Jansen, a key member of the legendary Singapore band Heritage, has passed away.

The band posted on their Facebook page: “Today is a dark day...Heritage’s leader, Atwell Jansen passed away, after an unfortunate accident. Rest in peace, rock the heavens. We love you, always.”

The 62-year-old suffered a fall while riding his bicycle yesterday afternoon, reportedly resulting in a fractured skull and damage to the brain.

Friends and fans have also left numerous messages of condolence on Jansen’s Facebook page, calling the band member an “inspiration and a gentleman”.

Jansen played the violin, flute and harp on the band, alongside his brother and lead vocalist Ashley Jansen, electric guitarist Robert SK, drummer David McGuire and bassist Sadeq Nezamudin.