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The Danish rock icon Kim Larsen is dead and the singer died at the age of 72 after a long illness, said his producer Jörn Jeppesen on Larsen's website. On the deathbed, Larsen was surrounded by his wife and six children. The musician had been in treatment for prostate cancer since the beginning of the year.
Larsen had met the band Gasolin & # 39 ;, which was hugely successful in the years & # 39; 70 in Scandinavia. Their songs were influenced by international music greats like Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and The Beatles. After the dissolution of the band in 1978 Larsen was successful as a solo artist. He sold about three million records in Denmark. His album "Midt om natten" from 1983 is still the best-selling album in Denmark.
Danish Prime Minister Lars Lökke Rasmussen praised Larsen, known for his socio-critical texts, as a "street boy" who was "against everything except in all hearts". The head of the government also reminded that the monarchy opponent Larsen in 2010 on the 70th birthday of the Danish queen Margrethe II occurred.