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2011-12-05 09:06
Johannesburg - Artist and singer Huyser Burger, who collapsed in November due to acute kidney and liver failure, died early on Monday.

Burger is one of the original members of music group Battery9 who popularised alternative Afrikaans music with an industrial feel in the 1990s. He is also known as a visual artist.

Burger was admitted to the Flora Clinic in Roodepoort on November 25 after he collapsed in Melville.

Battery9 co-founder Paul Riekert described 39-year-old Burger as an uncomfortably creative person who was also very stubborn.

"I laugh about it now, but maybe it's so I don't cry. He has been struggling with his health for a while and created less.

"I told him he abuses alcohol and it will take everything away from him. His friends, relationships, his health."

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