Sigurjón Brink, who was due to compete in the third semi-final of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsin on January 29, died unexpectedly last night at his home in Garðabæ. Initial reports suggest that he passed away following a heart attack.

The 36-year old singer who went by the name “Sjonni” entered two songs in the Icelandic national selection contest in 2010. You can watch both performances below, along with an interview conducted by the Icelandic state broadcaster.

Wiwi and Vebooboo and the entire team at WiwiBloggs.com send condolences to Sjonni’s friends and family. We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.

Brink performs “You Knocked On My Door” during the first semi-final of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsin 2010. It didn’t advance to the final.

Brink performs “Waterslide” during the final of Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsin 2010. He qualified from the third semi-final, along with eventual winner Hera Bjork.

Interview with Icelandic television:

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Nancy
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Nancy

i’m so sorry for iceland. but the show must go on! he would want that.

Per
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Per

you’ll live on through your music. R.I.P. norway is thinking of your family.

Ola
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Ola

he was a really nice guy, and everyone on the eurovision circuit loved him. i am thinking of his family.

Jurgen
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Jurgen

R.I.P. You were a great singer

dugan
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dugan

It’s a real tragedy. I wonder what will happen during the third semi-final now. Maybe a big tribute?