British pop singer Roger Whittaker is dead. He will “always live on in our memories,” his family said.
The British pop star and songwriter Roger Whittaker (1936-2023) has died in a hospital in France at the age of 87. . Whittaker died on September 13th and his family, including his wife Natalie (82), were with him during the last hours.
In addition, according to the report, Whittaker has already been buried. His record company Sony Music also confirmed to dpa that the singer died last week.
Roger Whittaker: “An Iconic Artist”
The “German Roger Whittaker Fan Page”, which comes from the singer’s family and was created in consultation with Sony Music. “It is with great sadness that we announce that our beloved Roger Whittaker passed away peacefully on September 13, 2023 in the presence of his family,” it said.
We would like to “thank everyone for their support and compassion.” The singer was “an iconic artist, a wonderful husband and father.” He “touched so many hearts in his life with his music and will always live on in our memories.” A few days earlier, a statement on the site, which also came from Whittaker’s family, said that the singer was ill and was in the hospital.
Roger Whittaker recorded countless records in his long career and, according to media reports, sold more than 55 million records. Whittaker, who recently withdrew from the public eye, enjoyed great success, particularly in Germany. His best-known songs include “Durham Town” (1969), “The Last Farewell” (1971), which was covered by Elvis Presley (1935-1977), and “Albany” from 1981.
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