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Whitehouse

Posted 02 April 2014 - 09:18 PM

Dutch singer Thé Lau has been given up by the doctors. He's suffering from throat cancer and the cancer has also spead to his left lung.

Book

Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:04 PM

Cees Veerman, singer and guitarist of the Dutch 60s/70s pop band The Cats, died today at age 70.
The Cats had 5 No.1-hits in the Netherlands and several other hits in continental Europe, e.g. "One Way Wind" (1971 No.1 in Switzerland, No.4 in Germany), "Let's dance" (1972 No.2 in Switzerland, No.3 in Germany) and "Be my day" (1974 No. 4 in Germany).

http://nos.nl/artike...-overleden.html

Magere Hein

Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:46 PM

Not a good week for Dutch authors. Hugo Brandt Corstius died this morning, aged 78.

It's difficult to explain his work and importance to a foreign audience. My favourite among his books is Opperlans!, a work best described as about Dutch on holiday. While everyday Dutch is mostly about meaning, Opperlans is mostly about form, with chapters about palindromes, anagrams, lipograms, pangrams and much, much more.

It's a sad day.

regards,
Hein

Magere Hein

Posted 22 February 2014 - 11:35 PM

View PostMagere Hein, on 01 January 2013 - 02:15 PM, said:

For my theme team I dropped: Armando, Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau, Gijs van Lennep, Eddy Merckx, Leo Vroman. The first and last because of low obit chance, the others for lack of hit chance.

Dropping Prince Friso proved a mistake. I wonder if my predictions will fare better with Leo Vroman, as he's dead.

regards,
Hein

Vaagheid

Posted 23 January 2014 - 12:09 PM

I read somewere that generic (but oddly very popular) Dutch singer Marco Borsato has had a minor stroke... couldn't find a propper english link though....

Magere Hein

Posted 01 January 2014 - 10:17 PM

View PostWhitehouse, on 01 January 2014 - 05:13 AM, said:

The Dutch scoring the first death in their forum in 2014.

Lyricist, writer and journalist Herman Pieter de Boer died tonight at the age of 85.

A fine author, whom I'll certainly miss. His novella Dorpsgeheimen (Village secrets) is brilliant.

I considered him for my DDP theme team, but dismissed him because I don't expect his death will be reported in a DDP approved news source.

regards,
Hein

Whitehouse

Posted 01 January 2014 - 05:13 AM

The Dutch scoring the first death in their forum in 2014.

Lyricist, writer and journalist Herman Pieter de Boer died tonight at the age of 85.

Spade_Cooley

Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:21 AM

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on 18 December 2013 - 08:13 PM, said:

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on 23 July 2013 - 10:30 PM, said:

Paul Baumer, one half of Dutch house music duo Bingo Players, has been diagnosed with cancer. The Bingo Players had a UK number 1 single last year with

Magere Hein

Posted 18 December 2013 - 09:32 PM

View Postcharon, on 18 December 2013 - 06:16 PM, said:

The Flying Dutchman @87

Conny van Rietschoten http://www.yachtingw...ietschoten-dies

Damn, not a good day for Dutch sport. I met Van Rietschoten once, at a shipping trade fair. Nice bloke.

regards,
Hein


DevonDeathTrip

Posted 18 December 2013 - 08:13 PM

View PostDevonDeathTrip, on 23 July 2013 - 10:30 PM, said:

Paul Baumer, one half of Dutch house music duo Bingo Players, has been diagnosed with cancer. The Bingo Players had a UK number 1 single last year with Get Up (Rattle).

Dead.

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