Contact Us

Lordi Drummer ‘Otus’ Tonmi Lillman Dies at 38

Tonmi Lillman
MySpace: Tonmi Lillman / Lordi Official Site

Drummer Tonmi Lillman, known as ‘Otus’ in the Finnish heavy metal group Lordi, passed away yesterday (Feb. 14) at the age of 38. No cause of death has been revealed as of yet.

The full identity of Otus, in keeping with Lordi’s policy, remained a secret until now. The band wears masks and all the members use stage names to keep their identities private.

Lordi issued the following statement to their fans via their official website:

Our dear friend and band mate, “Otus” Tonmi Lillman, has sadly passed away.

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.

Lillman had joined Lordi in 2010 after replacing previous drummer Kita, who apparently had been fired from the band for revealing his identity. In addition, Lillman had played drums for a number of other notable outfits, including Sinergy and To/Die/For. He was also part of the heavy metal parody band Kylähullut fronted by Children of Bodom’s Alexi Laiho.

The drummer was also a talented studio engineer who worked with several heavy metal bands, as well as a gifted 3D graphic designer and music video editor.

Loudwire offers its deepest condolences to Tonmi Lillman’s family and to the members of Lordi.

Watch Late Lordi Drummer ‘Otus’ Tonmi Lillman in This Promo Video

 

See the Rockers We’ve Lost in 2012

More From FMX

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kfmx.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Lubbock's Rock 94.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on Lubbock's Rock 94.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!