Two weeks ago, Dutch singer Pierre Kartner, also known as Father Abraham, passed away. Nothing was known about his health for years. It now appears that the man suffered from bone cancer.
This was announced by his son Walter. He says that at first there were persistent back problems. When that was examined in the hospital, it turned out that the cancer had already spread over a considerable part of the body.
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According to Walter Kartner, his father immediately accepted the doctors’ judgment and decided not to fight anymore. In the past two years, the singer disappeared from the public eye, but he is said to have regularly made music at home. It was his explicit wish not to appear in the media anymore. In some interviews, Father Abraham said that he was convinced that he would live to be 94 years old, but he eventually lived to be 87 years old.