Lodewijk Rijff 1944-2010

On June 10, Dutch journalist and fan since the early days Lodewijk Rijff, passed away after a short fight with cancer. He was only 65 years of age. From the early 70s till the 90s he wrote countless Elvis stories for the Dutch music press and was editor for Muziek Parade, PopBiz and Veronica weekly. Among the Dutch fans he will be remembered best for his book "Elvis, De Biografie van een Fenomeen", published in 1977.

Rock on in peace, brother.

Ger Rijff, June 17, 2010

Updated: Jun 18, 2010 
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Emiel Maier (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 22, 2010report abuse
My condolances to Ger and the rest of the family. Lodewijk has been of great importance to get Elvis the respect that he deserved. Especially his work for the Veronica magazine and television broadcasts are tremendous. He delivered fascinating photo's and in depth stories. Elvisfans in Holland immediately noticed that was somebody was in charge who knew his Elvis! Personally speaking his Elvis biography from 1977 was of great help to this guy (who was at that time nearly a teenager!) I still rate this book very high (though much more has come to light in the post "77 years). It was Lodewijk's book that took me by the hand and made me a fan. He pinpointed the true genius of Elvis. I thank him for that.
Ton Bruins (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 20, 2010report abuse
Rest in peace, Lodewijk. En Ger, sterkte bij het verwerken van het overlijden van je broer.
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 19, 2010report abuse
benny scott (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 19, 2010report abuse
My sincere condolences to the family. May Lodewijk rest in peace. I own his book " Elvis, De Biografie..." A faithful memory of a real and true Elvis-fan . Always El.
Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 19, 2010report abuse
His untimely death will be felt by many. May he fare along well
Ciscoking (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 19, 2010report abuse
My feelings are with the family...R.I.P.
AlStrada (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 19, 2010report abuse
Dan The Man (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 18, 2010report abuse
Sad news indeed. My deepest condolences to the Rijff family. U 2 brothers are the greatest contributers to the Elvis legacy, and thats for sure. RIP.
Sirbalkan (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 18, 2010report abuse
R.I.P. I'm sure that he'll be missed.
Lex (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 18, 2010report abuse
Rest in peace, Lodewijk. And thanks for the book and many great stories in Veronica, I especially remember the one for the 10th anniversary, I bet you helped to get The NBC Special, Jailhouse Rock and Aloha on Dutch TV at the same night!

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