February 14, 2017.In Memoriam: Elke Bliefering, web host of the German André Rieu Fan website “Rieutreff”, since 2005.Today we received a message that Elke Bliefering, host of the German Fan Web site “Rieutreff”, has passed away. She had suffered heart failure during the night and was taken to a hospital on December 23rd 2016 and placed into an induced coma from which she never awoke. May she rest in peace.Wir sind sehr traurig über die Nachricht vom Tode Elke Blieferings und sprechen der ganzen Familie unser aufrichtiges Beileid aus.
April 21, 2017. In Memoriam: Charlie Leung (89).Facebook message by Alice Leung.“My family is deeply saddened to inform you that my handsome good old Charlie passed away in his sleep yesterday, April 20 2017. As some of you know, dad has been sick since 2012 but the tough guy managed to stand up again everytime after checking into emergency. He still ate a lot at buffet with his gall bladder removed, he climbed onto a chair last October trying to fix the curtain just before he reached the age of 89, fell, laid flat on his back but superdad wasn't hurt....For the past week, however, his condition with duct cancer had deteriorated sharply, but we are thankful that his passing was peaceful and painless, and I was right there with him.I know many of my relatives and friends love my dad a lot, but when seeing my dad couldn't eat the food he liked, couldn't swallow his favorite milk tea properly, I think it's the best for him to say goodbye before he suffered more.So long, Farewell, Adieu! We love you, dad!!!”
Charlie was a great André Rieu fan and he helped his daughter Alice make flags at their home in Vancouver, Canada. We continue to decorate the fan dinner ship in Maastricht with these flags. So thank you Charlie, we’ll think of you every year in July and you’ll never be forgotten by the André fans.Our deepest condolences go to Alice, her Mum, Simon, Wendy and all of the family.