Henrik Ostergaard, lead Singer for the band Dirty Looks passed away on Thursday January 27th, 2011 at 9:18 a.m. while under hospice care, according to Erie County Coroner Lyle Cook. He was 47 years old. Ostergaard, who was of Danish descent, lived in Erie, Pennsylvania. In 1985, he started the band Dirty Looks. Three independent albums and an EP would soon follow, which led to Dirty Looks getting signed by Atlantic Records. Later in Henrik’s career, he would be signed to Sony Records and most recently FnA Records where he released a new album, I.C.U., in 2010.
“I’m deeply saddened by the news of Henrik’s passing,” said Jack Pyers, who played bass on numerous Dirty Looks albums. “I consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to work with and share some significant achievements with Henrik. He is and will certainly always be in my thoughts and close to my heart. So, my deepest respect to Henrik as a friend, father, husband and one of the best (expletive deleted) rock ‘n roll singers that ever was.”