Roger Whittaker Obituary: Durham Town Folk Singer Dies at 87

Roger Whittaker, a British folk singer who was born in Kenya and became famous for his song “My Land is Kenya” in 1982, has passed away at the age of 87. He sold over 50 million records worldwide. In this blog, you can read more information about Roger Whittaker’s Obituary, Cause of Death, Career, and more.

Roger Whittaker’s Obituary And Cause Of Death

Roger Whittaker, a famous singer. He died on September 13, 2023, at the age of 87. His obituary has not been public.

His family told everyone about his death in a statement that they sent to a German newsgroup called Bild. In the 1970s, Whittaker made a lot of albums, and his songs were very popular. His cause of death has not been disclosed. When he died, he had around $18 million.

In a message that was published on the singer’s Facebook page, Whittaker’s friend Jesse Waggoner provided confirmation that the news was accurate. This is what the statement said:

“It is with great sadness we share the news of Roger’s passing at age 87. His life, artistry and legacy has meant so much to so many all over the world. We are thankful that the gift of his music remains with us.”

Roger Whittaker Biography

Roger Whittaker was born on 22 March 1936. He is a Kenyan/British singer-songwriter and musician. His music is an eclectic blend of folk music, popular music, and radio airplay favorites. He is best known for his baritone vocal voice, signature whistling talent, and guitar abilities.

“Durham Town (The Leavin’)” (1969) and “I Don’t Believe in ‘If’ Anymore” (1970) are his most well-known works. American audiences are most familiar with his 1970 hit “New World in the Morning” and his 1975 hit “The Last Farewell.” “The Last Farewell” is his only single to make the Billboard Hot 100 (it reached the Top 20) and the Adult Contemporary chart at No. 1. 1982’s “Albany” was his final number-one single in West Germany.

Roger Whittaker Obituary
Roger Whittaker Obituary

On 1 April 1989, Whittaker’s parents (still residing in Kenya) were brutally attacked by a squad of four men, who tortured his mother for eight hours and murdered his father. His mother returned to England following the incident.

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In August of 1964, Roger wed Natalie O’Brien, whom he met in 1964. Since 1989, she has served as Whittaker’s manager. Two males and three daughters (Emily, Lauren, Jessica, Guy, and Alexander) comprise their brood. Jessica became a VH-1 presenter. Now, they have eleven grandchildren. Together with his wife, he published his autobiography So Far, So Good in 1986. Bookmark our website BLHS News for more latest news and updates.


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