Janne Heiskanen was 43 years old when he died.

    In the 1990s, the Rasmus band performed without the prefix The. In the photo, Lauri Ylönen (left), Pauli Rantasalmi, Janne Heiskanen and Eero Heinonen at the Emma gala in 1998. Riitta Heiskanen

    The Rasmus band revealed the sad news on Instagram at the end of October, that the band’s drummer from 1994-1999 Janne Heiskanen is dead. Heiskanen was 43 years old when he died.

    – We received sad news last night: Janne Heiskanen passed away. Rest in peace, Janne, 1979-2022. You will live in our memories forever, The Rasmus wrote in his social media update.

    Stop reported on Friday that Heiskanen died in October in a traffic accident in Pattaya, Thailand. According to the newspaper, Heiskanen was riding a scooter when he had an accident.

    – Janne was spending the evening in a bar, and decided to go for a ride on a scooter. If he had worn a helmet, he would probably still be alive today, said a source interviewed by Seiska.

    The surprising death news for The Rasmus band has been a big shock. In the 1990s, Heiskanen was strongly building the band’s then sound.

    – He was the backbone of our groove. We had many great moments and experiences together. We were teenagers when we started touring. In this picture we are at Korson’s Ankkarock in August 1996. Janne is second from the left, The Rasmus said in his Instagram update.

    – Our deepest condolences to Janne’s family and loved ones.