Miika Tenkula, former lead guitarist and main songwriter of the acclaimed Finnish band SENTENCED, passed away earlier today (Thursday, February 19) at the age of 35.
Nalle Österman (GANDALF, LULLACRY, CHAOSBREED) tells BLABBERMOUTH.NET, \\"It\\'s true, confirmed personally by [former SENTENCED] drummer Vesa Ranta.
\\"The fact remains that Miika had a serious drinking problem for many years which escalated after SENTENCED was buried. They don\\'t call it King Alcohol for nothing...
\\"The metal scene in Finland mourns now for one of the most talented metal guitarists to ever emerge from [the country].\\"
The official cause of Miika\\'s death has not yet been released.