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Vicky Vicky from Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada wrote on September 23, 2023 at 4:37 pm
I Washington introduced to his music at 6 yo by my parent's best friend's neighbor. They gave me "mon pays bleu" album. Since then, I bought every one I could find. He is my favorite singer of all time. A BIG STAR have disappeared. My husband tries, a few years ago, to got an autograph for my B-day because it would have mean so much to me. It's with sadness in my heart that I wish you the best in the other side ❤️ With love ❤️
Ruth Demers Ruth Demers from Clinton wrote on September 23, 2023 at 4:31 pm
Dear Natalie, I was listening to the Sweet Dreams album when I saw the news of Roger's death today. My heart breaks for you and your family. I used to write to you occasionally but have not got a current address. (You might remember a pillow I sent that I embroidered with the names of many of Roger's songs and a book of Katharine Hepburn's that I had her autograph for you.) Roger's music has brought a great deal of joy to my husband and me for many years. We still listen to it several times a week. He'll always be my favorite. He was such a gentleman, greeting his fans after a concert (and you, too, when you were there). He will be missed by millions of people, but we are blessed to have his music remain. He is in God's hands now and I hope you will find comfort in that. My faith is that there will be a resurrection and I look forward to hearing that beautiful voice again.
Judy Judy from Charlottetown PEI Canada wrote on September 23, 2023 at 4:04 pm
My French teacher introduced me to Roger's music when I was 17. He played "Pour Mes Amis Québecois" for us for about 2 months, and we had the privilege of learning his songs and singing along with him in "labo" (where we listened to his voice in earphones and sang with him). My favourite was and still is Le Dernier Adieu (the Last Farewell) in French; the lyrics are more universally a love song for me. So sad to hear of his death. His legacy lives on in his music, echoes of his beautiful, gentle baritone voice and his haunting whistle are in my mind. Rest well, Roger. You are one of the good ones!
Irene Poczynek-Chunu Irene Poczynek-Chunu from Bolton, ON Canada wrote on September 23, 2023 at 3:32 pm
I was introduced to Roger's music through my mom and her love for all contemporary music, along with ABBA and Don McLean; we would listen to his album countless times over. He had the most soothing voice and will not be forgotten. Rest in peace Mr. Whitaker.
Daniel Allemann Daniel Allemann from Frauenfeld / Schweiz wrote on September 23, 2023 at 2:44 pm
Roger Whittakers Musik und seine unverwechselbare Stimme (vor allem seine englischen Lieder) haben mich seit meiner Kindheit berührt und durchs Leben begleitet. Es ist unendlich traurig zu wissen, dass er nun nicht mehr unter uns weilt. Aber er hinterlässt einen reichen Schatz, der uns Trost zu spenden und ihm ein ehrendes Andenken zu bewahren vermag: sein musikalisches Lebenswerk.
Ed Thompson Ed Thompson from Hopkinton wrote on September 23, 2023 at 2:01 pm
My wife and I always enjoyed listening to Roger, we enjoyed his crystal clear voice since the late 60"s, he had perfect diction. He is immortalized in his music.
Joe Enroughty Joe Enroughty from Richmond, Virginia, USA wrote on September 23, 2023 at 1:35 pm
I have loved Roger's music since I was in high school (I am now 45). He will be missed. He will live on through the memories of his family, friends, and fans. And through the wonderful music he wrote and played for us. We have certainly lost a treasure. Rest in peace, Roger.
Karen Karen from Oxford, MA USA wrote on September 23, 2023 at 1:21 pm
My parents introduced us to your music. They were great fans- singing and whistling along. It wasn’t Christmas until we played Darcy the Dragon. Your music brings us joy, it will forever be a part of us. You passed on the same date we lost my younger sister many years ago. Our condolences, thoughts and prayers to your family. They say whistling is the outlet of a happy soul- whistle on 💕
Josephine Tole Josephine Tole from Mombasa Kenya wrote on September 23, 2023 at 1:15 pm
My condolences to the family and all music lovers. It’s a coincidence that I just felt a very strong urge to keep on listening to your old music these last 2 weeks….on and on and on! Your music gives me peace and alot of memories. I didn’t know it is the same time you will breathe your last. Roger, you touched the whole world with your music. The world celebrates you. May you rest in eternal peace❤️❤️❤️
Josephine Tole Josephine Tole from Mombasa Kenya wrote on September 23, 2023 at 1:06 pm
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Peter Erglis Peter Erglis from Belleville , Ontario wrote on September 23, 2023 at 1:02 pm
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed your music , one of our highlights was attending one of your concerts at Massey Hall in Toronto. RIP.
Shailla Matlock Shailla Matlock from NYC wrote on September 23, 2023 at 12:56 pm
Growing up in Kenya, your songs were very much part of our heritage and your music resonated with those born in Kenya. You shall live on through your legacy and music. We thank you for sharing such an amazing gift with the world. Rest in peace and whistle with the Angels.
Tim Carter Tim Carter from Camelford Cornwall wrote on September 23, 2023 at 11:59 am
Dear Roger When I was 12, I wanted to be you. You were the Confidence I have yet to find. Asante Sana Safari Salama Afiki Farewell Tim
Michelle Simpson Rathbone Michelle Simpson Rathbone wrote on September 23, 2023 at 11:14 am
My very deepest condolences to all Roger's family. My father absolutely loved his music, as do I. His memory will live on in our hearts forever. His music struck so many chords with us, we are also from Africa and we related so much to the beautiful songs and lyrics. Thank you for the music good Sir, may you rest in peace. Hamba kahle
Denis Denis from Eivers wrote on September 23, 2023 at 9:34 am
River. The Last Farewell with Chet Atkins will , like your other music ,live forever in my memory and I performed same in a show last evening. Thank you for all the great memories.
Kathleen Kanele Kathleen Kanele from Toronto wrote on September 23, 2023 at 9:03 am
Rest in peace, dear Roger. Thank you for the joy you have brought to millions over the many years!
Eric Irvine Eric Irvine from Houston, TX wrote on September 23, 2023 at 9:01 am
To the Whittaker Family- May your grief be short, but your memories long....Two weeks ago, I woke out of a sound sleep with The Last Farewell in my head, a song I remember from my childhood, and one of my Grandma's favorite songs (and artists). I pulled it up on my phone and listened to it for the first time in many years, over and over. Roger touched my soul, he made an impact on me. I was filled with thoughts of my Grandma, and my wonderful music-filed childhood. She bought me one of his LP's which I wore out. The imagery of that song was burnt into my memory like a laser. Upon hearing it again, I looked him up, news of his passing had not yet reached our shores. It was as if he had sung it to me personally, a last farewell, in my dreams, as I found that he had passed a little later that day. I know I will never forget Roger's gentle, soothing voice and music. Thank you, Roger, for your gift of music that you shared with us all. Rest in peace, kind sir.
Muriel Barry Muriel Barry from Westport, Ireland wrote on September 23, 2023 at 8:59 am
My father, Kevin, introduced us to the Roger’s music as a children. I always loved his rich voice, his beautiful melodies & lyrics & his warm & deep humanity . Thank you for the music, Roger. Rest in peace.🙏🏻
David Penton David Penton from Waterdown, Ontario Canada wrote on September 23, 2023 at 5:22 am
Thank you for your comforting music for all these many years and such enjoyable concert tours. My sympathies to Roger's family, may you be comforted by your happy memories.
Marianne Benjamin Marianne Benjamin from Edmonton wrote on September 23, 2023 at 3:32 am
Truly one of my favourites. Fond memories of his music during my childhood. I am happy I got to see him in concert over 25 years ago. My condolences to his family and loved ones. -Marianne Benjamin