Pierre Kartner, also known as Father Abraham, has been seriously ill in recent months. The singer, composer and producer from Breda suffered from bone cancer and eventually died. That is what his son Walter Kartner said to the weekly magazine Privé.

    “It started with back problems, after which he was soon told that he had to take into account that there was nothing that could be done about it. The disease had spread throughout his body,” Walter tells the weekly. When his father heard that, he resigned himself to the bad news amazingly quickly, according to his son. “As he always said when something was wrong in life: ‘there are things that are the way they are’.”

    According to Walter, Kartner tried to enjoy life as much as possible until the last moment. He also made a lot of music. “Then he occasionally crawled behind his keyboard to write songs. He followed the news on his tablet and occasionally he had a bad day. But dad was never depressed.” The singer eventually died at home.

    Kartner passed away exactly two weeks ago at the age of 87. The singer and musician has disappeared from the public eye in recent years and has already stopped performing. The family initially declined to comment on the cause of death.