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Viagra Boys ‘can’t stop crying’ as founding member Benjamin Vallé dies aged 47

Founder member and guitarist of Viagra Boys Benjamin Vallé’s death has been confirmed by his bandmates on the group’s official Instagram account

Founder member and guitarist of Viagra Boys, Benjamin Vallé, has died at the age of 47.

The musician’s death was confirmed by the band on Wednesday as they released a statement in which they said they “can’t stop crying”.

The Swedish band, which is also made up of is made up of members Sebastian Murphy, Oskar Carls, Henrik Höckert, Tor Sjödén and Elias Jungqvist, released the news on its official Instagram page alongside a selection of images of the star.

It read: “It brings me great sadness to say that our beloved friend and founding member of viagra boys, Benjamin, has passed.

“Benjamin was loving and kind and the sweet memories we have together are countless. I cant stop crying while going through pictures of you but also laughing because you were one of the funniest, goofiest, people I had the pleasure of knowing.”



Guitarist Benjamin Valle of band Viagra Boys has died
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It continued: “Benjamin or ‘benis’ as we knew him, spread laughter and happiness wherever he went and I will cherish the memories we have of touring the world together. Benjamin, we love you with all of our hearts and Viagra Boys would have been nothing without you.

“This planet just lost one the good ones. I hope you’re somewhere up in space telling bad jokes to an alien.”

The statement concluded: “Goodnight my sweet boy. I’ll love you forever. Raise your glasses for benis. It’s what he’d have wanted.”









Sebastian also posted an emotional tribute on his own Instagram account, sharing more pictures of his friend and bandmate.

He wrote in Swedish: “Rest in peace my beloved beloved Benjamin. I will love you forever wonderful man. See you in the cosmos.”

The band formed in Stockholm in 2015 with Benjamin being one of the founding members.

They released their debut album, Street Worms, in 2018, and followed it up with their album titled Welfare Jazz in 2021.



Benjamin Vallé was a founding member of the band Viagra Boys
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Singles include Sports, Just Like You and In Spite of Ourselves.

Fans flocked to Twitter to share their condolences as the news broke.

One user commented: “I just found out Viagra Boys guitarist Benjamin Valle has died. What a tragedy and I can only imagine how distraught his family and band members are.

“Their latest album is a rager of a record and I highly recommend it.”

Another wrote: “That’s a shocker. Really sorry to hear the news. A truly amazing and uncompromising band. #benjaminvallé RIP.”

And a thirds simply put: “R.I.P. Benjamin Vallé.”

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