Another loss for the music world, drummer and founder of Negura Bunget, Gabriel Mafa ‘Negru’, died on Tuesday, March 21st at the age of 42. The news was announced by his band mate, Tibor Kati (vocalist, guitar, keyboards), in a message posted on Facebook.
Tibor Kati states on his Facebook page:
“With great grief in our souls, we inform you that our friend and colleague, Gabriel ‘Negru’ Mafa, passed today, March 21st 2017, aged 42.
We deeply regret the death of the man who founded and maintained Negură Bunget, and who dedicated his life to the sacred side of our culture, bringing it to life through music and transmitting it to various generations from all over the world.
We hope that his legacy will continue to enchant and console those whom he left behind.
With regret and sadness, we offer our condolences to his family and to those who knew and cherished him in this life.’”