Afrikaans music legend dies

2013-05-12 18:22

Johannesburg - Afrikaans musician and Boeremusiek legend, Nico van Rensburg, died on Sunday morning at 1 Military Hospital in Pretoria, his wife said.

Lydia van Rensburg said her husband, 76, died of acute heart failure. She said he suffered a heart attack on Saturday and was admitted to hospital.

"We were together for 10 years and it was the best time of our lives. It is very difficult to lose someone like that."

She said the funeral arrangements had not been finalised yet.

Van Rensburg, who played the concertina, won several awards for traditional Afrikaans music in his lifetime.

He was the patron the Boeremusiek Gilde (Guild). 

Comments

  • Siphiwe Dlamini - 2013-05-12 18:57

    rest in peace Nico.

      Domkrag - 2013-05-12 19:04

      Not an afrikaans fan myself but,yeah,may his soul RIP.

      procold2 - 2013-05-13 16:00

      RIP. and i agree richardson

  • Marinda Naude - 2013-05-12 19:57

    Wow, brings back memories. RIP

  • Jacobus Buys - 2013-05-12 21:00

    Rus in vrede oom Nico

  • Simon Templer - 2013-05-12 23:41

    Nico het baie bygedra om Afrikaanse musiek te bevorder en daaraan 'n eie identiteit te gee. Belangrikste van alles, Nico, jy het vir honderde duisende soveel plesier verskaf gedurende jou leeftyd met jou musiek en jou pragtige talent . Baie van jou komposisies sal nog vir baie, baie jare na jou heengaan gespeel word. Pragtige mens. Pragtige talent. Ons gaan jou net tydelik mis ou vriend.

  • Karen Bezuidenhout - 2013-05-13 00:04

    RIP Oom Nico. Die land het n goeie Legende verloor. My innige meegevoel an die familie. Jesus is by julle in die hartseer tyd. Dink aan julle

  • Hein Huyser - 2013-05-13 10:17

    What a legend in his own time. Will be missed. Shalom

  • Frankie Dionisio - 2013-05-13 11:04

    You made lekker boere musiek. RIP Nico

  • Richard Zanner - 2013-05-13 11:32

    His music was not my cup of tea but I liked him. RIP.

  • Connie Heuer - 2013-05-13 13:03

    His music made ones toes tap.R.I.P Nico

  • Jennifer Ann Du Plessis - 2013-05-13 13:27

    Rus in Vrede, dankie vir als wat jy vir Afrikaans en veral vir Boeremusiek gedoen het

  • Lesley Phillips - 2013-05-13 13:43

    No need to be white to appreciate his music. His music always puts a smile on ones face. As a musician it's sad to see Nico go.

  • Robert Ferreiro - 2013-05-13 19:13

    RIP....Dankie..

  • Lesvokli Pitsiladi - 2013-05-13 20:10

    RIP

  • Sakkie Kotze - 2013-05-18 00:03

    Die Van Rensburg Boeremusieklegende leef voort. Oupa Nelie, sy seun Nico, Nico se seun Christo, Christo se seun Janse. Hulle het almal konsertina gespeel. Janse dankie dat jy oupa Nico se musiek voortsit, ook as lid van ATKV Musiekforum. Hy was ook trots op jou as slot van Affies se 1e span verlede jaar en vanjaar se Blou Bulle se O/19-span. Ons ook. Sakkie Kotze ATKV

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