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Nov 02, 2017

Hungarian rock legend Lajos Som passes away at the age of 70

The musician, member of the popular Hungarian rock bands “Taurus” and “Piramis”, had been struggling with serious health issues since the summer

Hungarian rock legend Lajos Som passed away at the age of 70 on Tuesday in Budapest, it has been announced.

The musician, founder of the popular Hungarian rock bands “Taurus” and “Piramis”, had been struggling with serious health issues since the summer. 

“Taurus” was Hungary’s first hard rock band in the early-70s. Upon Som’s departure he joined “Piramis”, and performed in Germany before returning to Hungary.

The band enjoyed huge commercial success in Hungary, and relative success in Europe. After the break-up of the band in 1985, Som joined “Senator” as their bass guitarist.

In 2015, Som revealed that he was an informer for Communist-era secret police in the 1970s. Reports suggest that he only took the job so that he could travel abroad, and his bandmates were aware of his assignment.