‘Durham Town’ singer Roger Whittaker passes away at age 87 [Hollywood News]


[TV Report = Reporter Park Ji-hyun] Roger Whittaker, a folk singer famous for songs such as ‘Durham Town’ and ‘Last Farewell’, has passed away. He died at the age of 84.

On the 19th (local time), a photo with Roger Whittagger’s birth and death years written on it was posted on Roger Whittagger’s social network service. In addition, he added, “We would like to inform you that Roger has passed away. Please continue to leave comments and condolences on the official website. Posted by Jesse Waggoner.”His close friend announced the news of his death.

Netizens praised him, saying, “This is my final farewell.” He added, “A very great ‘troubadour’ who brought a lot of joy wherever he went.” Troubadours were Occitan bards of southern France who flourished in the 11th and 12th centuries.

Roger Whittagger was born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1936 to parents from Staffordshire, England. He is famous as an expert whistle singer and gained his local fan base after performing in Germany in 1976, where he began his career. He reportedly sang German and learned the language phonetically.

Roger Whittagger’s most famous songs include ‘Durham Town’ and ‘Last Fairuel’, as well as ‘New World in the Morning’ and ‘Expert Whistling’.

According to the website mentioned by Jesse Wagoner, Roger Whittagger has sold more than 50 million records worldwide.

Netizens are continuing to pay tribute to the news of the death of Roger Whittagger, a folk singer who rose to international stardom, with 350 comments already posted on his website (as of the 19th).

Reporter Park Ji-hyun linsey@fastviewkorea.com / Photo = Roger Whittaker social media

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