Tengger Cavalry frontman Nature Ganganbaigal has sadly passed away. His cause of death has yet to be revealed.
Tengger Cavalry commented:
“It is with deep sadness and shock that we must share the news that Nature has passed away. Nature’s greatest goal in life was the unite people of all backgrounds through community and through music.
He was also an advocate for mental health, and encouraged everyone from friends to total strangers to persist through their struggles.
Though we have lost a dear friend and a great artists, we know that his music will live on and continue to help us find our common ground and find our strength despite adversity.
Please respect the privacy of Nature’s family during his painful time. May the Eternal Blue Sky find him at peace.”
Guitarist Patrick Reilly also told MetalSucks that the group “grew suspicious when he did not show up for a pre-show rehearsal last weekend” and that they “also had a video shoot scheduled, so for him to miss that was a cause for suspicion.” Authorities found the frontman’s body on June 13 and officially informed the band on June 24.
Earlier this year, Ganganbaigal opened up about a past suicide attempt during an interview with Kerrang!:
“I was on top of this building, thinking about doing it, when out of nowhere a bunch of police came. They were there doing an inspection, and asked me what I was doing here. And I realized that deep down, I still wanted help. I wanted a way out. So I told them, and they called me an ambulance. I really appreciated their chief, this big guy, who told me his wife had been cheating on him after being married for twelve years. It was very sweet of him, trying to ease me out. They rescued me.”