Singer Arie Ribbens passed away at the age of 84

Singer Arie Ribbens passed away at the age of 84

1937-2021Singer Arie Ribbens (84), known for songs like Brabant nights are long and Polonaise Hollandaise passed away today. His record company DFM has reported this. He had been struggling with health problems for a long time. He had lung cancer, kidney problems, a broken hip and vascular dementia.

His wife Gea announced in mid-November that his situation was stable. “Arie is still very ill. But we make the most of it; every day is a gift,” she said at the time.

The man behind hits like the Polonaise Hollandaise and I’m in love with Hanja Maygo away was often ill in recent years. He has been treated twice for lung cancer and his kidneys are no longer functioning properly.

His wife Gea, seventeen years younger, was his great support. ,,Arie is by nature a lively, strong man who does not let himself be crushed easily. We keep smiling, even under these harsh circumstances. Even if sometimes it’s like a burp with a toothache. My husband also makes jokes. Like that he is blessed with a much younger woman and that he can recommend that to everyone,” she said in 2017 after Ribbens was already hospitalized with pneumonia and extreme respiratory distress.

Ribbens has recently been nursed daily by the home care and almost never left the house. De Brabander still received a lot of visitors from old friends from the trade, such as Jacques Herb and Corry Konings.

Not inspiring

Despite all his party songs, Ribbens didn’t like carnival at all. He would have preferred an attentive listening audience, he told the Volkskrant. The singer did not find ‘such a hopping crowd very inspiring’, although he had little to complain about. “At least it doesn’t get the best out of me.”

At the age of 76, Ribbens launched his last album A new way. To promote his new music, the singer shot the album into the air in Texas with a rocket. The singer, who was born and raised in Eindhoven, did more than just sing in his career. Ribbens also participated in the television program Your wife, my wife and he had a small part in the movie Movie! by Paul de Leeuw.

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