Posted on Michael Denner's Facebook Page, the guitarist had some kind words to say of his old friend's passing
"I'm Devastated and shocked , Timi Hansen is gone , I known him since we were Ten and played on rival soccer teams,and played music with him from the Starchaser days in 1976 ,a deep condolence to his children and family, this picture was the last of us together when Mercyful Fate received the critics price; Steppeulven in 2017 here in Denmark
Timi Hansen and Michael Denner MercyFul Fate
King Diamond also made a statement earlier today on his Facebook Page
|I just found out that I lost one of my dearest friends, who has been fighting cancer for a long time, in such an incredibly brave way.
He was not just my roommate on the early Mercyful Fate tours, but he was always my favorite bass player of all times.
I was fortunate to have been able to visit him at his apartment with some other good friends, and we had a great afternoon that will never be forgotten.
When I last talked to Timi on the phone on October 24th, I could under
stand that things had gotten tougher than they ever were, and yet he said “we fight on”.
I feel so so sad for his entire family, you have my absolute deepest sympathy.
Rest in Peace my dear dear friend."
Statement from Timi Hansen's son Facebook Page on the passing of his father
"My Father, after a long illness with cancer, has had peace this evening. He slept quietly and peacefully in at 19.30
We thank you for all the support and greetings we have received from all of you through the course, it has meant a lot, especially for my father
The family is currently in mourning and we need a few days to get everything together.
Further information about funeral will be posted on his profile within a few days."
Timi Hansen played in Mercyful Fate and King Diamond bass
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