Nicole Bogner, the former vocalist for Austrian symphonic metallers Visions of Atlantis, has died.
Tragically, she was just 27 years old.
Bogner was in the band from 2000 to 2005 and succumbed to a “severe disease” she had been battling “over a long period of time.”
Bogner’s voice can be heard on the band’s first two albums, 2002‘s Eternal Endless Infinity and 2004’s Cast Away.
“In deep mourning and with highest respect we have to notify all Visions of Atlantis fans that our former female singer, Nicole Bogner, has passed away at the age of 27 after fighting a severe disease over a long period of time,” the band said in a statement.
They added they are “shocked about the loss of an old Visions of Atlantis family member but wants to express sincere gratitude to Nicole not only for five years of sharing a musical vision but also for more than a decade of friendship inside and outside of” the band.
“Without Nicole, Visions of Atlantis would have never been born and her unique voice and personality were a big part of Visions of Atlantis. With Nicole, a great part of Visions of Atlantis died as well. We will always treasure your warm-hearted soul; you will never be forgotten, Nici.”
This fucking sucks. Not sure I need to say more about it.