Icelandic selection contestant Sigurjón Brink (36) died

Icelandic selection contestant Sigurjón Brink (36) died
Sigurjón Brink (photo: RÚV)
Reykjavik, Iceland -

Tragic news from Iceland. National selection contestant Sigurjón 'Sjonni' Brink died unexpectedly last night, media report. Brink, who leaves a wife and four children behind, was 36 years young.

According to reports, Brink died last night at home in Garðabæ, most probably because of heart problems. He was no stranger to the Icelandic selections for the Eurovision Song Contest, as he took part in the 2005 and 2010 on the national stage. Brink was scheduled to perform during the Icelandic semi-final on the 29th of January.

Icelandic broadcaster RÚV has not yet decided to which extent this will have consequences for the national selection, Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins.

The Eurovision Song Contest team of the European Broadcasting Union offers its deepest sympathy and condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Sigurjón Brink.


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  • Posted on 17 March 2011 at 12:10
    Sjonni´s song won the icelandic contest :) His wife decided to continue with the song because that is what he had wanted and he would never get the chance to do this again.

    Five of his closest friends sang the song on the finale on the 29th of january, their perforance was so heart warming and emiotional and i personally cried during their perfomance. And when they were singing the song aftur have won, Sjonni´s wife also came and sang with them.

    So, now the are prepearing for the big contest in Dusseldorf and everyone are standing by them. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 March 2011 at 09:45
    he was too young to die report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2011 at 02:14
  • Posted on 28 January 2011 at 13:39
    R.I.P.

    So very sad - I think of his family and friends to day!
    Maria Sweden! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 January 2011 at 20:43
  • Posted on 23 January 2011 at 20:46
    They will keep the song in the contest, his family decided it would be for the best, we don't know who'll sing the song though...

    But, yes a tragic death and I give my condolences to his family and friends as well :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 January 2011 at 13:03
    Rest in Peace ... :(. I don't expect this one too, and also my condolences from Indonesia. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 January 2011 at 23:36
    I am terribly sorry. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 January 2011 at 09:57
    R.I.P. :( i'm really sorry about such a event report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 January 2011 at 05:13
    So heartbreaking to hear about this...so talented, and so young! My deepest sympathies and love go out to Sjonni's family, friends, and fans. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 January 2011 at 02:26
    RIP... Deepest sympathy to the Icelandic people and Sigurjon's family and friends. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 January 2011 at 00:51
    Condolences from Netherlands report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 January 2011 at 00:37
    Eurovision and all fans are in a deep mourning. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 January 2011 at 23:24
    Condolences from Slovenia report to the moderator
  • Posted on 18 January 2011 at 21:46
    I send my regards as well. Condolences from the US ~ report to the moderator