It was with great sadness to learn that the drummer of Lordi, of whom replaced Kita has sadly passed away on the 14th February 2012, he was with the band since 2010.
LORDI have released the following statement:
"Our dear friend and bandmate, 'Otus' Tonmi Lillman, has sadly passed away [at the age of 38]. He will be greatly missed and we send our condolences to his family and friends.
"Otus: we thank You from the bottom of our hearts for the short time we got to know you and spend with you together. Rest in peace, friend."
Tonmi previously played with TO/DIE/FOR, SINERGY and AJATTARA, and was part of the parody punk band KYLÄHULLUT (featuring CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho and KLAMYDIA vocalist Vesku Jokinen).
Thoughts go out to his family and friends.
'Otus' Tonmi Lillman R.I.P. (1973 - 14th February 2012