Matthias Carras: Leukemia diagnosis a few days before his death

Pop singer Matthias Carras died on January 14 at the age of just 58.

Matthias Carras: Leukemia diagnosis a few days before his death

Pop singer Matthias Carras died on January 14 at the age of just 58. He was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2020. Now his manager Andreas Rosmiarek has announced to RTL that Carras received another horror diagnosis just a few days before his death: leukemia. For this reason, Carras was no longer able to carry out a new type of therapy from the USA, according to his long-time companion. "Three days after this diagnosis, Matthias Carras fell asleep peacefully in the presence of his wife Anne and his two daughters," reports Rosmiarek.

Despite his long-standing cancer, Carras was "always positive and full of creativity": "Often he hoped to have finally defeated cancer, but there were always setbacks." Rosmiarek is proud to have accompanied "Matthias a little bit on his life". Hardly anyone has impressed him as much as his former protégé in recent years. It was a "personal enrichment" for him.

Carras' death was confirmed on Monday on the Instagram page of the hit label Fiesta-Records. "We have received the sad news that our friend and artist Matthias Carras passed away last night in the presence of his family," says a picture of the singer. "Our entire team is saddened and dismayed that you have passed away. We will remember you as a strong fighter and hope you can now find your peace of mind," the statement read.

Carras made his breakthrough at the end of the 90s with his songs "I can never get enough of you" and "I'm your co-pilot". From 2002 to 2004 he was also a television presenter and hosted a quiz show on 9Live, later also on Super RTL. In 2015 he retired from the hit business and finally announced his musical comeback in 2021. In 2022 his ninth and last album "Endlich Frei" was released. Next Friday, the label will release Carras' duet "This one moment" with singer Sandra Diano (34). According to the record company "at the express request of Matthias".

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