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Breaking: Dirty Looks Singer Dead

Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 11:47AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments10 Comments
This is shocking, Dirty Looks singer Henrik Ostergaard has died.


Obviously this is a sudden death. According to Blabbermouth, Ostergaard died just this morning. An autopsy is pending.

Reader Comments (10)

That sucks , I remember seeing him back in 1987 at Wilmers Park in Brandywine MD. So tragic and unexpected.
January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCapt
Great band saw Skid Row open for them in Boston before Skids debut even came out.
January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSleaze Rocker
Very sad to hear on this snowy morning...was hoping they would be at M3 this year.
January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
Damn, that sucks. I just started listening to them in 2010. They put out quality stuff for a long time. Check out Five Easy Pieces and Chewing On the Bit. RIP Henrik
January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSnoot
dude this band is cursed!!!! their new bassist died a few months ago in a fight and now their singer. i got one of thier old tour shirts in my closet that i will rock out tomorrow. the death metal/ punk bar that i usually hang out at is just gonna have to deal with it. i really digged this band back in the day.
January 27, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteribt222
This is too bad indeed. Though I kmew he was fairly sick, this was a shock to me when I heard this news this morning. With a few really great releases put out over the last few years things were looking up for Henrik.

I know he had been fairly sick over the past few months. He had been under hospice care for awhile now.

Two of the most memorable weeks of my life were spent with Dirty Looks in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico back in 1989.

The cause was officially listed as "natural causes".. though I'm sure I know what contributed to these causes. Sad day indeed. R.I.P.
January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterROCK-IT
Wow this really sucks. I've been a fan since the Cool From The Wire came out, and expected to have at least a couple more albums since he's been so prolific since reforming the band. RIP.
January 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJack
What a horrible tragedy!

This guy was the Real Rock'n'Roll Deal!

I saw Dirty Looks at The Cat Club off "Cool From The Wire", shortly after I bought that album right when it came out. They were amazing! The bass player had the most original rock bassist stage craft I have ever seen and Henrik just ruled! The band was both kick-a*s and flawless!

And I was always amazed at the quality and quantity of excellent music he could crank out. I swear, it feels like it was two albums a year.

What a Rock'n'Rolller, through and through!

Nothing stopped him! Not Grunge! Not Rap! Not Pop! Not Anything! He just plained Rocked Out and never looked back!

Until now.

God Bless Him and His Family, His Loved Ones, His Band and All those who worked with him and believed in him.

p.s. I hope, in his last days, he took some comfort in knowing he had loyal fans all over the world. Why, just as little as a couple of days ago, he had been on our minds as we were just talking about him, his band and his music on Al's recent post, "'Nobody Rides For Free' vs. 'Nobody Rides For Free'". Check it out and you'll see him in all his glory. I was so looking forward to seeing Dirty Looks @ M3, as it's been a long time since I caught them live (23 years and I'll still never forget it!). They would have easily stood above the fray rumored to be this years line-up at M3(which will be announced today!). "Cool From The Wire" is easily one of my "Top 25 Faves Of All Time", both the song and the album! Check out the song on YouTube. Rock On Forever, Henrik! RIP (Rock In Peace!).
January 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I had the privelege to photograph the last Dirty Looks concert in 2009. Images at this link:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bantam10/sets/72157622462828276/
January 28, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTed Van Pelt

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