Viola Beach – promo [Viola Beach/Facebook]
And today a coroner gave an insight into how the British four-piece died.
The group, made up of Kris Leonard, River Reeves, Tomas Lowe and Jack Dakin, along with their manager Craig Tarry, passed away in February, after their car plunged into a canal in Sweden.
River, Jack, Kris and Craig, who was driving the car, died due to head injuries, and bass guitarist Tom drowned.
He also “appeared to be in control” of the vehicle as it burst through a barrier at 50mph.
The band were involved in a tragic accident early this year, after their first ever international gig [REX]
According to the Mirror, Cheshire Coroner Nicholas Rheinberg read a statement from Swedish Police, which stated: “It’s not possible to determine why the car went through the barrier.”
The BBC also state he explained the crash was “the most awful tragedy”.
But he revealed it will never be known what led to their deaths.
“I don’t think it will ever be known what happened. It’s the most awful tragedy,” he said.
Viola Beach passed away in February [Viola Beach/Facebook]
“The evidence did not reveal the cause of sequence of events.”
The inquest found that Craig had no drugs or alcohol in his system.
The sad news comes after the band posthumously reached number one with their debut album.
Speaking of the achievement, River’s brother Finn Reeves explained: “I’m in shock.
Viola Beach topped the charts posthumously [Viola Beach/Facebook]
”I think they’d be absolutely thrilled.
“I can see the smiles on their faces.
“They made this happen. They did the hard work.”
Families of the group, who had been championed by BBC Introducing, added: “The tragic circumstance that met Viola Beach and their manager Craig that fateful night in Sweden will not now define their lives.
Manchester City led the tributes to Viola Beach [Getty]
“What will now define their lives and what they will be remembered for, forever, is the music they were so passionate about making together.
“For that, we will be eternally humbled and ever thankful to every single person who, by buying this glorious album, has invested in their lasting musical legacy.”