Hank Von Hell, former flamboyant frontman for Norwegian hard rock greats Turbonegro, has died at age 49. The news was shared via his Instagram: "We are very sad to announce that Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby, also known to the world as Hank von Hell, sadly passed away on November 19th, 2021. We kindly ask for your respect to the family and close friends in this moment of tragedy."
Born in 1972, Hank joined Turbonegro in 1993 and as Hank Von Helvete he helped cement their "deathpunk" sound that smashed punk, glam and metal together inside some tight leather, denim and makeup. His albums with the original era of the band include 1996's classic Ass Cobra. Turbonegro broke up in 1998, but reformed in 2002, and Hank stayed in the group until 2010. Hank then formed Doctor Midnight & the Mercy Cult, and more recently put out two solo records.