Pierre Kartner, also known as Father Abraham, has fallen seriously ill in recent months. The singer, songwriter and producer from Breda suffered from bone cancer and eventually died. So said his son Walter Kartner to the weekly Privé.
“It started with back problems, after which he was soon told 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 this, he resigned himself to the bad news surprisingly quickly, according to his son. “As he always said when something went wrong in life: ‘there are things that are as 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 would occasionally crawl behind his keyboard to write songs. He would follow the news on his tablet and occasionally have a bad day. But Dad was never depressed.” The singer eventually died at home.
Kartner died 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.