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The Voice contestant Barbara Straathof (41) died

The Voice contestant Barbara Straathof (41) died

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Singer Barbara Straathof is Saturday morning at age 41 died of the consequences of cervical cancer.

That made the management of the former contestant of The Voice of Holland Saturday known.

“She has until the last fight to beat the disease, but the unequal battle, unfortunately, have to give up. Barbara died in the presence of her beloved Chantal”, and let her manager know in a comment.

“With Barbara, we lose a singer in heart and soul, but above all a splendid, unique, beautiful, loving, and incredibly fun man. We are in deep mourning.”

Last april, it became clear that Straathof had cancer. A few days later she thanked fans for the support they received. Singer Gordon went in August and were particularly apt at Straathof. Thereof he placed a few photos, Straathof exuberant, laughing, on Facebook.

Barbara Straathof died

Barbara Straathof, known for her participation in the talent show The Voice of Holland in 2012, is Saturday at the age of 41 died.
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Straathof came to the semi-finals, where she eventually was defeated by singer Ivar.
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In 2014, he brought the singer her debut album called ‘Nothing But Love’.
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In april of this year, it became clear that Straathof cervical cancer.
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Memorial service

Straathof will receive a public memorial service. They will then, in a closed circle to be cremated.

The singer was in 2012 in the third season of The Voice. That edition of the talent contest was eventually won by Leona Philippo. Two years later, Straathof her debut album, Nothing But Love.

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