Mallemolen singer Heddy Lester dies at the age of 72 | Watch

Mallemolen singer Heddy Lester dies at the age of 72 |  Watch

Singer and actress Heidi Lester passed away on Sunday evening, at the age of 72. Lester, who participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1977 on behalf of the Netherlands with the song Male milldied at her home in Amsterdam from bladder cancer.

Her brother, singer Frank Affolter, announced the news of her death on Tuesday The telegraph. “I fought the disease a lot,” he says. “At first it seemed like it was going in the right direction, until a few weeks ago it turned out that the cancer had also affected her liver. Then it suddenly happened very quickly.”

to Male millWritten by Frank Affolter and lyricist Wim Hoogenkamp, ​​Headey placed twelfth in the Eurovision Song Contest in London. Male mill It wasn’t a huge hit, but it has grown into a classic over the years. Many other artists such as Paul de Leeuw and Ruth Jacotte have the song in their repertoire.

“honest with himself”

Eurovision connoisseur and commentator Cornald Maas responds to her death on Twitter. For her, the Eurovision Song Contest remained an exotic journey, and she didn’t want to say much about it for a long time – meanwhile, she always remained true to herself in her musical ambitions.

Lester has performed extensively in theater throughout her career in partnership with her brother, Frank. In 2020, she was still starring in the movie Greetings from JerryStarring Frank Lammers.

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