Death

A last goodbye to John Hatting from friends and family

Lise Haavik at John Hatting's funeral ©  Betina Garcia

Today friends and family were able to say a last goodbye to the triple Eurovision participant John Hatting who passed away only 64 years old. After his death stories about a man for whom life wasn't easy has been told and even the plan for his funeral turned out to be complicated.

Autopsy revealed John Hatting's cause of death

John Hatting

It came as a surprise to everyone when Denmark's three times Eurovision Song Contest participant, John Hatting recently passed away at the age of just 64, just as he appeared well two days earlier. An autopsy today revealed the cause of death to be cardiac arrest. 

John Hatting passed away - only 64 years old

John Hatting and Lise Haavik after winning Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 1986 ©  BT

Today the Danes woke up to the news about their former Eurovision Song Contest participant John Hatting having passed away, only 64 years old. John represented Denmark in 1982 and 1986, and again in 1990 as a composer. Besides that, he also took part in the national final three more times.

Veteran Eurovision composer Juan Carlos Calderón passes away after a long history of success

Juan Carlos Calderón © EFE

The composer, producer and performer Juan Carlos Calderón died yesterday in Madrid after suffering a heart failure at the age of 74. He was the author of four of the Spanish entries at the Eurovision Song Contest in the 70s and 80s; Eres Tú, Tú Volverás, La Fiesta Terminó and Nacida Para Amar.

Lordi's drummer Tonmi "Otus" Lillman passed away - only 38 years old

Otus 1973 - 2012 ©  Lordi.fi

The Finnish hardrock band Lordi, that won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest today reports that their drummer Tonmi Otus Lillman has passed away only 38 years old. The band is sending their condolences to his family and friends, while thanking him for the time they had with him.

Suicide, accident or sickness? Still a lot of mystery about the death of Anders Frandsen

Anders Frandsen

The few details that has sneaked out regarding the death of Anders Frandsen, who represented Denmark at the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest, are just creating more speculations about what actually happened when he on the 1st of January was found dead, only 51 years old. Was he sick? Was it an accident? Did he kill himself?

Danes in shock about the death of Anders Frandsen - Famous people in queue to show sorrow

Anders Frandsen and Birthe Kjær ©  Jørgen Sperling

The list of famous people expressing their sorrow in relation to the death of Anders Frandsen, only 51 years old, is getting quite long. Some describe him as being lonely, others as a happy person who loved sun and golfing and was popular among the females, but they are all in shock. 

Anders Frandsen died at the age of 51 on January 1st - Denmark in shock after another New Year's death

Anders Frandsen

Denmark's 1991 Eurovision Song Contest participant has passed away shortly after his 51 year birthday. It has not yet been published how Anders Frandsen died, but as he was quite young speculations have started. Police says there is nothing indicating a crime.

Ellen Winther died two days after her birthday

Ellen Winther ©  Nils Meilvang

A few days ago Ellen Winther, who represented Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1962, passed away 78 years old. Both as a singer and actor Ellen was a well known name who also achieved an Order of Denmark by the monarchy.   

In memory of Brita Borg (1926 - 2010)

Brita Borg

Former Eurovision participant Brita Borg (Sweden 1959, Augustin) passed away on the 4th of May at the age of 83.

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