Nature Ganganbaigal, frontman of Mongolian folk metal band Tengger Cavalry, has sadly passed away. Guitarist Patrick Reilly told MetalSucks that they "grew suspicious when he did not show up for a pre-show rehearsal last weekend" and that they "also had a video shoot scheduled, so for him to miss that was a cause for suspicion," and then authorities reportedly informed the band that they found Nature's body on June 13. Cause of death has not yet been publicly revealed. The band offered the following statement:

It is with deep sadness and shock that we must share the news that Nature has passed away. Nature’s greatest goal in life was the unite people of all backgrounds through community and through music. He was also an advocate for mental health, and encouraged everyone from friends to total strangers to persist through their struggles. Though we have lost a dear friend and a great artists, we know that his music will live on and continue to help us find our common ground and find our strength despite adversity. Please respect the privacy of Nature’s family during his painful time. May the Eternal Blue Sky find him at peace.

Rest in peace, Nature. You'll be missed.