Roger Cicero was a famous German jazz singer.
Life[edit | edit source]
Roger was born July 6, 1970 and died March 24, 2016.
He began performing at age 11 and later studied at the Hohner conservatory. He continued his study in the Netherlands and established the Roger Cicero Jazz Quartet in 2003. By 2006 he became a household name in Germany for playing in big bands and recapturing their sound of the post-war era.
Illness[edit | edit source]
Diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) a few years prior to his death, he had to cancel his 2014-15 concert tour The Roger Cicero Jazz Experience. His illness began with CFS and a number of health issues set in which led to an acute case of myocarditis.
Death[edit | edit source]
Roger died from a sudden stroke at age 45. He had suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome for several years.
Learn more[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Deutsche Welle (news) (Mar 29, 2016), German jazz singer Roger Cicero dies, aged 45
- "Eurovision Song Contest". Wikipedia. Oct 4, 2018.
- Cicero, Roger (May 12, 2007). "Roger Cicero - Eurovision Song Contest 2007 Germany". YouTube. Ekrem Niksat.
chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) - A controversial term, invented by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, that generally refers to a collection of symptoms as “fatigue”. There have been multiple attempts to come up with a set of diagnostic criteria to define this term, but few of those diagnostic criteria are currently in use. Previous attempts to define this term include the Fukuda criteria and the Oxford criteria. Some view the term as a useful diagnostic category for people with long-term fatigue of unexplained origin. Others view the term as a derogatory term borne out of animus towards patients. Some view the term as a synonym of myalgic encephalomyelitis, while others view myalgic encephalomyelitis as a distinct disease.