Bucharest Fire Death Toll Rises To 51 After Metal Band Bassist Dies

13 November 2015 | 9:52 am | Staff Writer

Simply tragic.

A second band member of Romanian metal act Goodbye To Gravity has died this week following the Bucharest fire tragedy, as bassist Alex Pascu sadly passed after being hospitalised with burns and injuries from smoke inhalation.  

According to Blabbermouth, Pascu passed on Wednesday after being transported from Romania to France by plane. 

The news comes just days after drummer Bogdan Lavinius passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest while being transported to a hospital in Zurich. 

Frontman Andrei Galut is now the only surviving member of the band, as guitarists Vlad Telea and Mihai Alexandru were among the 27 people killed from the explosion in the Colectiv nightclub last weekend. 

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Galut is currently recovering in a treatment centre in the Netherlands. 

The band were performing at the venue at the time of the fire in support of their newly-released album, Mantras Of War.

The death toll of the Bucharest fire has now risen to 51. 

76 people injured in the fire are being treated in hospitals throughout Bucharest, while 24 of that number remain in a critical condition. 

Meanwhile, the owners of the Colectiv venue were last week arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and Prime Minister Victa Ponta has resigned from his post, following protests that blamed his Government for the fire.