Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

Vitaliy Kuprij is dead. The esteemed musician was 49 years old

The Finnish guitarist announced his death Lars Eric Mattsson.

“Today I learned that my dear friend and keyboard virtuoso, Vitali Kupriy, passed away last night. I knew him for over 20 years and he always said that he would be happy to meet me in Finland to go fishing, which was his second passion after music, he said.

The musician’s cause of death is currently unknown. Trans-Siberian Orchestraof which Kuprij was a member for the last two years, also did not issue a statement on this matter.

Vitali Kupriy was born in Kiev, but soon moved to the United States and made a career there. He performed classical music, but also rock and metal.

In addition to his activities in the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Kuprij also played Artension and Ring Of Fire (2009 – 2019).