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- Posted on Aug 17th 2012 2:30PM by Jason MacNeil
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According to the Jamaica Observer, Hofwander reported fell from a bus in Denmark while touring with Swedish pop and soul singer Veronica Maggio. Hofwander was working as an audio tech for the musician. Police at the scene believe Hofwander might have accidentally opened the rear door of the bus and subsequently fell out.
Best known for producing reggae hits, Hofwander also worked with Robyn, having produced the song "88 Days" from her 1999 album My Truth.
In her native tongue Maggio sent her thoughts and condolences out regarding Hofwander's death on her site and through Facebook.
Roughly translated, the message said: "It is with great sadness that I have to write to Tom Hofwander, our dear friend and colleague is gone. We miss him day and night and do not understand how that could happen. I and all of us who worked together on this tour have decided to make the remaining shows as scheduled but we want you who are there to know that nothing is as before. You can not pretend. It's hard to write anything more than it hurts and we feel with the whole Tom's family. We miss you."
Hofwander created his own Rub-A-Dub studio in Stockholm back in 1984 and was seen as a key member in the country's reggae scene. Hofwander, under the Internal Dread name, worked with Joseph Beckford, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Desmond Foster, among others.
In 2010 Internal Dread released a double-disc album Melodica Buffet.