Roger Cicero (1970-2016) was a famous German jazz singer and pianist.
Life[edit | edit source]
Roger was born July 6, 1970 and died March 24, 2016.
Cicero 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 was a household name in Germany, he began performing in swing bands and played in big bands, recapturing their sound of the post-war era. He performed in "Hilde," a documentary about Hildegard Knef, Germany's most famous post-war actress and singer.
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 after collapsing with weakness, which led to him being diagnosed with myocarditis. His illness began with CFS and a number of health issues set in, leading to an acute case of myocarditis.
Cicero had performed two songs live on TV in Bavaria, Germany, just hours before his death.
Death[edit | edit source]
Cicero had suffered chronic fatigue syndrome, which reportedly led to his untimely death through a sudden stroke on Thursday, March 24. — German jazz singer Roger Cicero dies, aged 45, Deutsche Well
See also[edit | edit source]
- Causes of death
- List of deaths caused by myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome
- List of famous people with ME, CFS, and/or FMS
Learn more[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- Deutsche Welle (news) (March 29, 2016), German jazz singer Roger Cicero dies, aged 45
- Cicero, Roger (May 12, 2007). "Roger Cicero - Eurovision Song Contest 2007 Germany". YouTube. Ekrem Niksat.
- "Er lebte so gesund! Wie konnte das passieren?". Bunte de Redaktion. March 30, 2016.
Doch wie konnte es trotz seines gesunden Lebensstils zu seinem tragischen Tod kommen? Hat sich der leidenschaftliche Sänger so kurz vor seiner Tournee womöglich zu viel Stress zugemutet? Schon Ende letzten Jahres musste Roger Cicero wegen akuter Schwächesyndrome Termine absagen, er erlitt einen Zusammenbruch. Die Diagnose damals: Herzmuskelentzündung. Doch der Sänger, der seine Arbeit so liebte, schonte sich kaum, reiste von einer Stadt in die nächste, um seine „Cicero sings Sinatra“-Tour zu promoten, die im April starten sollte. Hat er sich zu wenig Ruhe gegönnt?