Nature Ganganbaigal, Sänger und Songwriter der Band TENGGER CAVALRY wurde am 13. Juni tot aufgefunden. Die Todesursache ist bisher nicht bekannt. In einem Statement der Band heißt es:
“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.”
Der in Peking geborene Musiker hatte nicht nur nomadische Vorfahren, sondern war auch mit seiner Band ein Pionier des sogenannten „Mongolian Metal“. 2015 machte er seinen Master in Musik und Filmmusikkomposition an der New York City Universität. Im März 2019 erschien das aktuelle Album „Northern Memory (Vol.1)“.
In einem Interview mit Kerrang! erzählte Nature von einem Suizidversuch:
“I was on top of this building, thinking about doing it, when out of nowhere a bunch of police came,” he said. “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.”
Unser Beileid geht an Familie und Freunde.