Germany: Roger Cicero passed away at the age of 45

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Roger Cicero, who represented Germany in Eurovision Song Contest 2007, has passed away on last Thursday at the age of 45. After a live appearance on Bavarian Radio on 18 March, he suffered from a stroke. His condition had deteriorated rapidly and he passed away on Thursday, 24 March.

Roger has recently worked with a great enthisiasm on his Cicero Sings Sinatra – Live in Hamburg album but suddenly became ill. The album, released on 27 November 2015, was preceeded by cancelled interviews and TV events due to his condition as he suddenly suffered from fatigue syndrome with suspected myocarditis. Despite his condition and need for a timeout, his album entered the German charts at the 14th place.

The Cicero Sings Sintara tour was supposed to kick off on 7 April.

Roger was born on 6 July 1970 and released his first album in 2003. He represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 with the song Frauen regier’n die Welt (Women rule the world) and finished 19th.