'Cotton Eye Joe' Singer Anders Sandberg Passes Away at 55

Written by Henrik Rothen

Jan.24 - 2024 10:51 AM CET

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'Cotton Eye Joe' Singer Anders Sandberg Passes Away at 55.

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Anders Sandberg, the singer known as Dagger and a member of the Swedish group Rednex, has passed away at the age of 55, Aftonbladet reports.

Sandberg, a key figure in Rednex, contributed significantly to the group's success in the 90s with the hit song 'Cotton Eye Joe'.

The group expressed their profound sorrow on Instagram, mourning the loss of their beloved bandmate and friend.

"Our hearts are shattered. The Rednex family will never be the same. You will be greatly missed, legend," the group shared in a heartfelt post, indicating the depth of their loss.

Anders Sandberg's journey with Rednex began in 2001, and after a six-year hiatus, he rejoined the group in 2009, remaining an integral part until his untimely demise.

Rednex, renowned for their lively performances, continued to entertain fans at various nostalgia festivals over the years, reliving the glory of the 90s and 2000s music.

Among their appearances, Rednex participated in the 'Vi elsker heroes' caravan, celebrating the iconic music of the 90s and 2000s. Sandberg's passing marks a somber chapter in the history of Rednex, leaving a legacy that his fans and bandmates will cherish forever.

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