Singer Lucas Maree dies

2011-02-19 18:40
Bloemfontein - Afrikaans singer-songwriter Lucas Maree died late on Friday night in a Bloemfontein hospital, said music management company The Sixth Sense.

Maree has been battling prostate cancer for two years. In the last few weeks of his life he was also suffering from kidney failure.

"Lucas was a wonderful husband and a loving father to our children," his wife Ilse Maree said.

"We will miss his wonderful sense of humour and commitment to the family."

Maree leaves behind three daughters, who have been by his bedside since December.

"Lucas was the best dad anyone could ask for. We always laughed together and he had the talent of making us believe that life was magical. Even now that we are older, it is as true as it ever was. It was an honour to create music with him. Few children can say that. We will miss him incredibly."

Maree was famous for songs such as Ek sou kon doen met ‘n miljoen, Droomvrou  and Victoriabaai.

“He was an individual with immense talent and a great friend”, Coenie de Villiers, fellow musician and close friend to Maree said.

Comments

  • JohannV - 2011-02-19 19:34

    RIP, Lucas. Ek was nie 'n "fan" nie, maar jy sal sekerlik gemis word.

      cmaree - 2011-02-20 23:18

      hoekom was jy nie 'n fan nie?

  • Daan - 2011-02-19 20:03

    Jammer dag vir Afrikaanse Kunstenaars. Vrede en vertroosting word aan die eggenoot en kinders toegebid. Rus lekker ou grote !

  • Lightdancer. - 2011-02-19 20:30

    Good bye Lucas... My sincere condolences to his family and friends...I was nothing but, a great fan of a great human being...a big man with a huge heart.

  • Martin - 2011-02-19 20:54

    Rus lekker ou grote.

  • valleyman - 2011-02-19 21:40

    RIP Lucas.

  • Horatius - 2011-02-20 00:21

    Rus in vrede Lucas, jy sal sekerlik gemis word..dankie vir die musiek wat jy vir ons gemaak het.

  • Redwine - 2011-02-20 06:48

    For one of the very few South African artist whose music had some message and was not the same song after song "Blessed yourney"

  • Theuns - 2011-02-20 09:38

    It is strange how those who fight to live, does not succeed, but those who live to fight, does succeed. a Pioneer in everything he has done, will now be making music in heaven. He is where he belongs, an angel amongst angels.Rest in peace Lucas. We will all miss you, but "Ons kan doen met 'n miljoen" will be the motto for years to come.

  • Brian - 2011-02-20 11:37

    Lucas rest in peace brother;a true poet,condolences to the family

  • Bokstar - 2011-02-20 14:48

    Lukas was in 'n klas van sy eie en sal baie gemis word in die musiek bedryf. Dankie vir al die mooi woorde en musiek. Sterkte en vertroosting word sy geliefdes toegebid.

  • RemoteMedic - 2011-02-20 17:55

    Ai Ai Victoria Baai. Nag ou grote, laat jou stem in engele koor gehoor word.

  • Malie Brown - 2011-02-20 19:27

    Die seer en pyn is verby vir jou! Rus in vrede...

  • Picasso - 2011-02-21 07:44

    RIP Lucas, jy het diep spore in Afrikaanse musiek getrap.

  • WLB - 2011-02-21 09:36

    'n Stil vreedsame rus vir jou Lukas. Sien jy Motsokwane, familielede lees ook hierdie comments. Pasop wat jy sê. Mag Lukas se gesin vrede en troos vind en bewaar word teen sulke onsensitiewe buffels soos jy.

  • Gemstone - 2011-02-21 09:39

    Ons gaan jou mis, ou grote, jou spore loop diep. Sterkte vir die gesin, ons dink aan julle. *drukkie*

  • rainman - 2011-02-21 13:05

    even though i am a "soutie", this must surely be the death of a legend..I still look at the wonderful photograph taken by one of the most tallented sa portrait photographers around - morne van zyl and i still think about telling my bank manager " ek sou kan doen met 'n miljoen" i would describe his music as poetry of life ... brilliant. RIP Lucas Maree!

  • Celesté - 2011-02-21 15:08

    RIP Lucas Maree. My condolences to the family, may many wonderful memories of Lucas live in their hearts daily. I'm English and I remember growing up hearing his music and I was definitely a fan.

  • renierdebeerdwb - 2011-02-21 15:56

    RIP Lucas jy sal nie vergeet word nie!

  • Leon - 2011-02-21 16:27

    We are one of the many african families living abroad, in our case we did not choose to go but was send abroad by my employer...we have spent so many evenings in europe watching Lucas's dvd's and drinking red wine occasionally shedding a tear or two. What a great afrikaner...we are proud to be afrikaans because of people like Lucas....such a pity that we have idiots like motsokwane poisoning all that are positive about SA. We love to return but based on his comments you wonder whether advice from so many not to return to SA does not make sense? There goes a man (Lucas). All the best to Ilse, Carla and the rest of the Maree's in dealing with this tragic loss!

  • Herman - 2011-02-21 20:10

    hallo daar Maree-Familie!!! Jammer om te hoor van Oom Lucas se dood dit Is nie lekker om daarvan te hoor nie. Liefde en groete van Herman

  • mignon.herholdt - 2011-02-21 21:39

    Rus in vrede, self in n geveg met die grook K, wen of verloor is in God se hand en hy weet beste. Lukas gaan waarlik gemis word, sterkte en vrede aan sy familie.

  • nannette.dewaal - 2011-02-21 22:30

    Van sommer so met 'n kitaar op die grond sit in Pretoria (1985) tot onlangs nog hier in Kanada. Dankie vir die lekker luister. Baie sterkte vir die familie!

  • LGVS - 2011-02-23 12:03

    Hartseer dat een van ons Afrikaanse kunstenaars nou nie meer met ons is nie. Ek is 'n onderwyser en gebruik baie van Lucas se liedjies in my Afrikaanse lesse.

  • Chris - 2011-03-02 17:07

    Lucas , you are gonna be missed, condolences to Ilse and children, I saw him years ago in the Strand and still play his music here in the USA, "lekker rus ou grote"..

  • Estelle Cooper - 2011-03-24 10:22

    "Wat ek is, is net genade. Wat ek het is net geleen. Eintlik smag ek na U waters van rus, lei my Heer vannaand daarheen..." Dankie Lucas.

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