Dirty Looks Vocalist Henrik Ostergaard Dies

Dirty Looks lead singer Henrik Ostergaard passed away today (Thursday, January 27) at 9:18 A.M.

Ostergaard formed Dirty Looks around 1985 in San Fransisco, CA. The group’s members changed often, but they were able to self-release an EP and three albums during the early 1980s.

Atlantic Records signed Dirty Looks in 1988 and the band released their full-length ‘Cool From The Wire.’

The California rockers broke up in 1993 following the release of three albums — ‘Turn Of The Screw’ (1989), ‘Bootlegs’ (1991) and ‘Five Easy Pieces’ (1992).

Ostergaard started the band again in 1994 and recorded ‘Chewing On The Bit.’ Following a few more albums, Ostergaard retired from music in 1996.

In 2007, the band reformed and released ‘Gasoline.’ Dirty Looks most recent album, ‘I.C.U.,’ was released in 2010 via Nashville, Tennessee label FNA Records.

Ostergaard is survived by his two children.

  • Ted

    I was able to shoot the last concert Dirty Looks appeared in, just a few months prior to Greg Pianka being stabbed to death, those rare images are located here.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bantam10/sets/72157622462828276/

  • Wyldsideradio

    Henrick was one of my Best friends. We spoke often and Henrick along with all his family always wished him the best.. Its a very sad Day for me to Know My best friend has moved on to Main Stage in the sky. I can at least say I had the privilege to Be a part of his life in the end!
    Henrick I love you and will miss you dearly. May your music continue to live on and your smile grace all of us every time we see your action packed videos.
    Sincerely Your dear Friend Cory Parkin ” Wyldside Radio Show”

  • Baildog

    What did he die from?

    • According to the official Dirty Looks website, “The cause of death at this time is unknown and the results of an autopsy are pending.” We’ll update this article as soon as we know.

    • SANDI MOFFATT

      I TOOK CARE OF HENRIK AND I WAS HIS COMPANION FOR OVER ONE YEAR ,WE LOVED EACH OTHER VERY MUCH.HE BECAME VERY SICK I TOOK HIM TO THE HOSPITAL AND HE PASSED AWAY FROM LIVER FAILURE.HE HAD NO PAIN AND I RESPECTED HIS WISHES AND HE PASSES AWAY IN MY ARMS JUST LIKE HE ASKED I MISS AND WOULD HAVE GIVEN MY LIVER TO HIM.I ENJOYED HIS LOVE AND I GAVE HIM ALL THAT GOD GAVE ME.TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS YOU .SANDI

      • heatherlynn

        Sandi: i have loved dirty looks since the 80’s. I feel like part of my youth is gone now. I am just wondering…was he aware his liver was failing him…? I cant believe im writing this. He was so talented. Anyway god bless you and my.prayers to Henriks children. U r wonderful for taking care of him…

      • heatherlynn

        Would love to communicate with u if u dont mind?