Battery9 singer dies

2011-12-05 09:06
Pauli van Wyk
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."



  • christo.crous - 2011-12-05 09:25

    RIP Huyser..

  • richard.hipkin - 2011-12-05 09:38

    Eish... booze... RIP Huyser, SA music is poorer for it.

  • Rohin - 2011-12-05 09:48

    I have fond memories of the time I headed out to the Doors in downtown Joburg on my own to watch Battery 9 as no one wanted to go with me. True to form, at about 4am leaving the venue, my car didn't start. This was pre cell phone days. Fortunately a group of fellow fans were coming out and they pushed started the car. RIP. you were always a joy and a inspiration to watch on stage.

  • Preshen - 2011-12-05 10:24

    his Battery is flat now

      Morne - 2011-12-05 10:35

      Kindly go eff yourself.

      Ben - 2011-12-05 11:03

      You're a moron Preshen. Stop liking your own comments and uninstall your browser....

      richard.hipkin - 2011-12-05 11:08

      Better still, switch off your computer and go play outside..

      George - 2011-12-05 13:17

      Presher you prick

      Royston - 2011-12-06 18:46

      You're not imPRESHEN me!!

      hlovkis - 2011-12-07 15:11

      your sense of humour is F L A T - and so is your battery in your brain

  • Ben - 2011-12-05 10:29

    Major bummer... Only partied with him once. Seemed like a awesome guy.

  • Riku - 2011-12-05 11:08

    Baie hartseer. Rememeber when they started up 1995/1996 watching them at Infurno in Sunnyside Pretoria, small club and the distorion pulling at your clothes. Battery 9 will be remembered.

  • XBearer - 2011-12-05 12:50

    R.I.P Battery 9 bring baie memories terug - Tempo op RSG tjoh

  • rheinhardt.peens - 2011-12-05 12:58

    Sad day...

  • Zion - 2011-12-05 13:49

    The Afrikaans Alternative music movement succeeded in blowing some life into a dying music community. Remember the greats like Koos Kombuis, Huyser, the late Kerkorrel and others. A sad loss to all in your passing. Huyser.

  • Daniel - 2011-12-05 14:14

    RIP - your art will live forever!!! Will always remember how I had to slip out at night (because I was under age) to attend B9 performances - Best days!!

  • john.h.viljoen - 2011-12-05 14:59

    rus in vrede,Huyser.RIP

  • mysehnsucht - 2011-12-05 18:37

    RIP Huyser. You will be missed (by so many)

  • Die.Gemaskerde.Kussing - 2011-12-05 23:05

    Respect for a legend!

  • hlovkis - 2011-12-07 15:12

    P for Preshan and P for a word that rhymes with cat - that's what he is - Preshan the P ***

  • voltzen - 2012-05-21 12:28

    OMFG!! How awful... RIP, man, RIP. -_-

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