Dutch musicians died in Cancer

Here are 3 famous musicians from Netherlands died in Cancer:

Mariska Veres

Mariska Veres (October 1, 1947 The Hague-December 2, 2006 The Hague) a.k.a. Veres, Mariska was a Dutch singer and musician.

Her related genres: Psychedelic rock, Pop music and Jazz.

Mariska Veres was the lead singer of the Dutch rock band Shocking Blue, which was best known for their hit song "Venus" released in 1969. The song became a worldwide success and topped the charts in many countries, including the United States.

Aside from "Venus," Mariska Veres also sang on other popular Shocking Blue songs such as "Mighty Joe," "Never Marry a Railroad Man," and "Blossom Lady."

Before joining Shocking Blue in 1968, Veres had studied at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and had performed in several bands. She was known for her powerful and distinctive voice and her captivating stage presence.

After Shocking Blue disbanded in 1974, Veres pursued a solo career and released several albums. She also did session work, sang on advertising jingles, and appeared on television.

Mariska Veres passed away in 2006 due to cancer, but her music continues to be beloved by many fans around the world.

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Robert Long

Robert Long (October 22, 1943 Utrecht-December 13, 2006 Antwerp) was a Dutch singer, author, presenter and actor.

His albums include Levenslang, Vroeger of later, In die dagen, Het allerbeste van Robert Long, 'n Duivels Genoegen, Homo sapiens, Voor mijn vrienden, Brand, Morgen sind wir tolerant and Uit liefde en respect voor Gershwin.

Robert Long started his career in the 1960s as the lead singer of a band called Unit Gloria. In the 1970s, he embarked on a solo career and became known for his socially conscious and often provocative lyrics. He was also known for his outspokenness on political and social issues, particularly LGBT rights.

In addition to his music career, Long was a writer and presenter for television and radio. He wrote several books, including a memoir called "Je mag zeggen wat je wilt, maar ik blijf toch wel links" (You can say whatever you want, but I'll always be left-wing) and a collection of columns called "Verhalen uit de binnenstad" (Stories from the inner city).

Long was openly gay and used his platform to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. He passed away in 2006 at the age of 63 due to complications from a heart attack.

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Louis Davids

Louis Davids (December 19, 1883 Rotterdam-July 1, 1939 Amsterdam) a.k.a. Simon David was a Dutch actor, screenwriter, film director and film score composer.

Related albums: De allerbeste van Louis Davids, Was jij oprecht?, Wat een meisje weten moet, 12 Grote successen van de grote kleine man, De grote kleine man, deel 1, De grote kleine man, De grote kleine man, deel 2, Amusement Klassieken: De jonge Louis Davids, Cabaret Klassieken and 100 Jaar Louis Davids 1883-1983.

Louis Davids was known as the "great little man" of Dutch entertainment. He began his career as a singer in cafes and theaters in Rotterdam, and later became a popular performer in Amsterdam's cabaret scene. Along with his brother, the composer and lyricist Jacques Davids, he wrote some of the most beloved songs in Dutch music history.

In addition to his work in music, Davids also appeared in films and on stage. He appeared in several Dutch films in the 1930s, and directed two films himself. He was known for his comedic timing and his ability to connect with audiences.

Unfortunately, Davids' life was cut short when he died of a heart attack at the age of 55. He is remembered as one of the most influential figures in Dutch culture, and his music continues to be celebrated to this day.

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