Sad news to impart this evening as it’s been announced that Nature Ganganbaigal, frontman of Tengger Cavalry, was found dead earlier this month. The cause of death hasn’t been announced, though Nature had revealed to Kerrang fairly recently that he had attempted suicide. We’ll wait until an official announcement, but it would be terrible news to chalk his passing up to mental health issues, which he had also discussed in the past.The band’s statement reads:
It is with deep sadness and shock that we must share the news that Nature has passed away,” said the band in a statement. “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.
We first encountered Tengger Cavalry way back in 2014 when they were our Band of the Day right at the end of the year. They struck us at the time as something wholly original, and in our minds have always been at the forefront of that sound. This, of course, due in a large part to Nature who started the band as a solo project.
Our thoughts go to his family, colleagues and friends. And as ever, we remember him through the music he helped create and which will last forever.