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Bobby Farrell dies

  • on: December 31, 2010, 03:06:56 AM
Boney M's Bobby Farrell dies
Updated Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:38am AEDT


The flamboyant performer was known for his energetic dance moves. (AFP: Anatoly Morkovkin)

Bobby Farrell, singer and dancer with 1970s disco group Boney M, has died at the age of 61, his agent has confirmed.

The singer was found dead in a hotel room in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, where he had been performing.

"The cause of death is not known," Farrell's agent, John Seine, said.

Seine said Farrell, who came to embody Boney M's hit single Daddy Cool, had given a performance in Saint Petersburg on Wednesday but had said he was "not feeling well".

"This morning, he did not wake up," Seine added.

Local authorities confirmed the entertainer was found dead in his bed by an employee of the Ambassador Hotel on Thursday morning.

"There were no signs of a violent death. The investigation continues," officials said.

Farrell, a Dutch national born in Aruba, was the sole male member of Boney M, which won global fame with catchy disco numbers like Belfast, Ma Baker, and Rasputin - many of which won gold and platinum discs.

The group sold more than 50 million singles and 60 million albums worldwide, according to figures quoted by producer Frank Farian.

Farrell's true part in this success has been questioned, with Farian having stated it was in fact he who recorded most of Boney M's male voices in studio.

"Yes, in the beginning it was not Bobby Farrell (singing), but later it was," Seine said.

Seine described the star born Alfonso Farrell as "quite a bizarre person".

"He had a big heart but he was explosive. He was a fantastic person," Seine added.

Remembered partly for his impressive afro hairstyle and extravagant costumes, often with bare torso and tight-fitting bell bottom pants, Farrell continued to create disco music after Boney M split up in 1986, including remixes of some of the group's most famous tracks like Rivers of Babylon, Brown girl in the ring and Sunny.

Proclaiming pride in his Caribbean culture, he often fused disco with influences from Aruba.

"I want my music to make people feel good and to create sweet memories," the artist said on his official website.

"The energy in my music has no limit; I want people to feel entertained and to hear the love that I have for creating music, translated into my songs."

Farrell continued to tour the world in 2010, giving performances in the Netherlands, Turkey, New York, Colombia, Finland and Slovakia.

"I like to look good on stage and to release all my energy in my shows. I still wear my glitter costumes and my girls (back-up singers) always look glamorous alongside me," the artist said on his website.

He was to have travelled to Italy for a performance on New Year's Eve, and was preparing to release a new album.

Seine said his client had suffered from ill health for the past decade - "heart problems, shortage of breath and problems with his stomach".

Farrell lived in Amstelveen, near Amsterdam. He is survived by a son and a daughter.



http://http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/12/30/3104075.htm

Died on the anniversary of Rasputin, who also died on that same date, years ago, tv mentioned about that, such a loss to Bony M group. :(
http://http://history1900s.about.com/od/famouscrimesscandals/a/rasputin.htm >>About Rasputin
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Re: Bobby Farrell dies

  • on: December 31, 2010, 03:22:40 AM
Omg  :(
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Re: Bobby Farrell dies

  • on: December 31, 2010, 04:05:10 AM
whats up with these people dying?,this is such a sign from god, when all the great leave then what is the world about...
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Re: Bobby Farrell dies

  • on: December 31, 2010, 04:52:33 AM
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whats up with these people dying?,this is such a sign from god, when all the great leave then what is the world about...

We're just growing old, and see people around us die. This is nothing to do with some sign of God or some end of th world. All along the road of life, you see people you use to know, just leave...until you become the old one to stop the road while youngest keep walking.
It's called LIFE, and nothing can be more normal than that.

Of course watching all the things and the people you knew, just vanish make you feel like your world is coming to an end...but it's only "your" world...but THE world keeps going, believe me. Nothing to be afraid of. We all have a given time on Earth.
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Re: Bobby Farrell dies

  • on: December 31, 2010, 05:24:33 AM
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whats up with these people dying?,this is such a sign from god, when all the great leave then what is the world about...

We're just growing old, and see people around us die. This is nothing to do with some sign of God or some end of th world. All along the road of life, you see people you use to know, just leave...until you become the old one to stop the road while youngest keep walking.
It's called LIFE, and nothing can be more normal than that.

Of course watching all the things and the people you knew, just vanish make you feel like your world is coming to an end...but it's only "your" world...but THE world keeps going, believe me. Nothing to be afraid of. We all have a given time on Earth.

no believe me its something else, not called life leaving the world...its something else, i would explain to you a story, but this site is not bout me, and i dont want to get into it..
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Re: Bobby Farrell dies

  • on: December 31, 2010, 05:28:57 AM
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whats up with these people dying?,this is such a sign from god, when all the great leave then what is the world about...

We're just growing old, and see people around us die. This is nothing to do with some sign of God or some end of th world. All along the road of life, you see people you use to know, just leave...until you become the old one to stop the road while youngest keep walking.
It's called LIFE, and nothing can be more normal than that.

Of course watching all the things and the people you knew, just vanish make you feel like your world is coming to an end...but it's only "your" world...but THE world keeps going, believe me. Nothing to be afraid of. We all have a given time on Earth.

Agreed. The death is an immanent part of life.
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Re: Bobby Farrell dies

  • on: December 31, 2010, 09:01:01 AM
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whats up with these people dying?,this is such a sign from god, when all the great leave then what is the world about...

We're just growing old, and see people around us die. This is nothing to do with some sign of God or some end of th world. All along the road of life, you see people you use to know, just leave...until you become the old one to stop the road while youngest keep walking.
It's called LIFE, and nothing can be more normal than that.

Of course watching all the things and the people you knew, just vanish make you feel like your world is coming to an end...but it's only "your" world...but THE world keeps going, believe me. Nothing to be afraid of. We all have a given time on Earth.

Agreed. The death is an immanent part of life.

all those we know, grew up with, and loved, grow old, as we grow older, til we become the next roll models for our younger generation, and they, will ask same, to why where all dying.
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Re: Bobby Farrell dies

  • on: December 31, 2010, 01:17:01 PM
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whatyourheartsays wrote:
MagentaLOVES wrote:
whats up with these people dying?,this is such a sign from god, when all the great leave then what is the world about...

We're just growing old, and see people around us die. This is nothing to do with some sign of God or some end of th world. All along the road of life, you see people you use to know, just leave...until you become the old one to stop the road while youngest keep walking.
It's called LIFE, and nothing can be more normal than that.

Of course watching all the things and the people you knew, just vanish make you feel like your world is coming to an end...but it's only "your" world...but THE world keeps going, believe me. Nothing to be afraid of. We all have a given time on Earth.

no believe me its something else, not called life leaving the world...its something else, i would explain to you a story, but this site is not bout me, and i dont want to get into it..


I think you can share your story with us, provided there is respect there is no problem ;)

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Re: Bobby Farrell dies

  • on: December 31, 2010, 02:21:44 PM
When they were younger my kids and I listened to Boney M, Christmas album including Rasputin, Rivers of Babylon, my favorite -Mary's boy child,
over and over again. Sad loss.
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Re: Bobby Farrell dies

  • on: December 31, 2010, 07:55:35 PM
OMG he was only 61 yrs old. That is not old. What is happening here this year, everyone is dying.  May you RIP.
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Re: Bobby Farrell dies

  • on: December 31, 2010, 08:13:15 PM
Rest in peace, Bobby Farrell...
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Re: Bobby Farrell dies

  • on: January 01, 2011, 06:34:21 AM
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OMG he was only 61 yrs old. That is not old. What is happening here this year, everyone is dying.  May you RIP.


  I think what happens is when we get 40+ any conditions we might have work on us harder. It is only through the miracle of modern medicine that people are living as long as we do now, it used to be the norm that people die a lot younger and you were considered old much sooner. If we do not use the doctors and advice we are given us 61 would be a dangerous age.
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Re: Bobby Farrell dies

  • on: January 01, 2011, 06:39:18 AM
what did he die from? from what i know, if was unknown what caused it
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Re: Bobby Farrell dies

  • on: January 01, 2011, 07:15:00 AM
I find it odd that lately I am reading so much about people dying in their sleep. Or just being found dead with no apparent cause... or dying young and in their sleep due to the flu ( or something).

seems to be a lot of this in the last little while.... makes me go hmmmmmm.
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Re: Bobby Farrell dies

  • on: January 02, 2011, 09:51:29 PM
RIP Bobby. I liked Boney M.
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