Sunday, 2 October, guitarist Mikko Laine of Finnish heavy metal Sole Remedy was run over by a truck in Baarlo, Limburg after having performed at the ProgPower Festival.
Dutch daily De Limburger couldn’t even bothered to mention the name of Mikko Laine in their report of the accident, while the ProgPower Festival website decided to close down for a while as a gesture of respect.
“Laine was apparently asleep backstage after performing at the ProgPower Festival in Baarlo when a vehicle loaded with stage equipment backed up over him. He was reportedly asleep next to a fence and died on the scene.”
May he rest in peace.