TNT Keyboardist Dag Stokke Passes Away From Cancer
April 27, 2011
TNT keyboardist Dag Stokke lost his battle with cancer on April 27th at the age of 44.
Former TNT vocalist Tony Harnell released the following statement, “I can’t believe I am writing these words. Sadly, this morning I have to say goodbye to Dag Stokke, my long time friend and keyboardist for TNT, who has left us today way too young. He fought a hard battle with dignity, courage and optimism. I will always see him in my mind, smiling at me from across the stage. A gentle giant, a huge spirit, truly an angel on this earth. I loved him very much as did so many that he touched in his brief time here. My thoughts are with his son Jonathan and his family and friends. Have a good journey my friend. I will miss you dearly.”
Stokke first joined TNT in 1987 on the ‘Tell No Tales’ tour and played with the band as late as March at a festival in Sweden. He also appeared on every TNT album following his debut on ‘Realized Fantasies’ in 1992 up to 2010’s ‘A Farewell To Arms’. Stokke was first diagnosed with cancer in early January and is survived by a son.