Black Metal Musician Tony ‘IT’ Särkkä Dead at 45

Black metal musician Tony ‘IT’ Särkkä died yesterday (2/14/17) at age 45.

Särkkä’s sister/manager released the following statement:

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the sad news that my dear brother and soulmate, to you known as IT, left his Long Journey on Mother Earth.
He will forever be with us in heart and mind, as the great thinker, philosopher and genius he was.
IT was truly a unique character and those of us who got the privilege to meet and know him in person can consider ourselves lucky.

I will try to keep his legacy on this (Facebook) page, but please feel free to help me out. He will never be forgotten. I love you forever.

//Desire – sister (and manager since 1987).

Tony ‘IT’ Särkkä

Särkkä played guitar, drums, bass guitar as well as doing vocals. His projects include Abruptum, Ophthalamia, Vondur, Incision, Brejn Dedd, War and 8th Sin. He contributed to Dissection’s second album Storm of the Light’s Bane, and to Marduk’s third album Opus Nocturne.

Tony ‘IT’ Särkkä & Jim Berger