Last April 6th, Slawek “Mortifer” died during his sleep in the middle of the tour.
In a recent news update, after the end of the autopsy, Hate have announced the confirmed cause of death was a cardiac arrhythmia. Here’s what the band issued about this matter:
“Last night our friend’s body arrived in Warsaw. Autopsy report determines one cause of death – heart rhythm disturbances (Herzrythmusstörung). It is also known that Sławek suffered from asthma and had problems with breathing whilst asleep (obstructive sleep apnea). His family would like to thank everybody who helps and supports them in this tragic moment with the following words: ‘We would like to thank for sympathy, love and any kind of support that we have been given by Sławek’s friends from the bands Hate, Naumachia and Saltus. We also would like to thank the band Hypocrisy for their attitude and support which is very much appreciated. Great thanks to all kind people in Poland and all over the world whose moving goodwill helps us so much in this hard moment.’ Wife, Mother and Brother.”
“We inform that the last farewell to Sławek will take place on 16th April 2013 in Cmentarz Północny (Wólka Węglowa) at 11.30 in hall B. Between 12.15 and 12.45 Sławek’s body will be shown in the Farewell Hall. His ashes will be buried on 17th April at Czerniakowski Cemetary in Sadyba (Warsaw).”
Source: Hate Official Facebook