David Parland, a respected guitarist in the realm of black metal, is dead at 42. Blabbermouth summarizes his career:
A founding member of the Swedish melodic death metal band Necrophobic, Parland later went on to start Dark Funeral and make a melodic and essentialist version of black metal that later worked more occult heavy metal into the mix.
The cause of death is yet to be released.
Read more at Blabbermouth.