Rockers We’ve Lost in 2012: ‘Otus’ Tonmi Lillman


Tonmi 'Otus' Lillman was the drummer for the incredibly popular Finnish heavy metal band Lordi. Lillman passed away on Feb. 14, 2012 at the age of 38. No cause of death has been revealed as of yet. Lordi posted the following farewell message to Lillman:

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 also 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.