“Smurf Song”: Singer Vader Abraham has died

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“The Smurf Song”Singer Vader Abraham has died

The father of the Smurfs is dead after the Dutch singer, real name Pierre Kartner, was 87 years old. His Smurf song published in 1977 – officially: “The Song of the Smurfs” – made him famous.

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Pierre Kartner died at the age of 87.

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With a theatrical character

He also became famous in Switzerland with the theatrical character “Vader Abraham”.

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Dutch pop singer Vader Abraham, who became famous with the song “The Smurfs”, has died. The singer and composer, whose real name is Pierre Kartner, died at the age of 87 at his home in Breda in the south of the country, the ANP news agency reported on Friday, citing a family spokesman.

His Smurf song published in 1977 – officially: “The Song of the Smurfs” – made him famous. More than 25 million records have been sold worldwide. Another big international hit was “The Little Pub”, which appeared in over 200 covers. In Germany it was sung by Peter Alexander.

Kartner was also very popular in Germany and often appeared on TV shows such as “Aktuelle Hitparade”. In the last years of his life, he lived in seclusion in Breda. According to media reports, he died on Tuesday.

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(DPA/br)

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