Mats Olausson

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Mats Johan Olausson (17 April 1961 – 18 February 2015)[1] was a Swedish keyboard player known from bands such as Yngwie Malmsteen, Ark,[2] Evil Masquerade, Kamelot, John Norum, and many others. Recently he lived in Thailand where he was active as a musician, composer and producer. Olausson played Korg Trinity Pro Tri PBS and Yamaha SY-99, SY-77, CS-80. In the studio he also used a grand piano, Hammond B-3 or C-3. He was born in Gothenburg, Sweden.[3]

On 19 February 2015, Olausson's body was found in a hotel in Thailand, having died at least 24 hours earlier. He was 54.[4]


  1. ^ Lifton, Dave (21 February 2015). "Mats Olausson, Former Yngwie Malmsteen Keyboardist, Dies". Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Biography: Ark". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Doc Rock. "January to June 2015". The Dead Rock Stars Club. Retrieved 2015-02-23. 
  4. ^ "Former Yngwie Malmsteen Keyboardist Mats Olausson Found Dead In Thailand Hotel Room". 2013-04-17. Retrieved 2015-02-23.