Because of his mother’s death
Rag’n’Bone Man has to cancel Art on Ice
Sad news from the music and figure skating event Art on Ice: Because the mother of the singer Rag’n’Bone Man died unexpectedly, the Briton had to cancel his performances at short notice. His songs are now interpreted by other artists.
Published: 33 minutes ago
Updated: 17 minutes ago
British musician Rag’n’Bone Man has had to withdraw from Art on Ice due to a death.
Laszlo SchneiderEditor People
As Reto Caviezel, CEO and overall project manager of Art on Ice, announced on Wednesday morning, Rag’n’Bone Man’s mother (real name Rory Graham, 38) was surprisingly and without warning “hospitalized as an emergency with health problems” at the weekend. She died a few days later. The Art-on-Ice team expresses its condolences in an official statement:
«We got to know Rory last November as a loving, sensitive and family-loving person. The whole Art on Ice family is deeply saddened and stands by him during this difficult time. We wish Rory, his family and everyone who was close to his mother a lot of strength during these days.” We have the greatest understanding that the artist cannot travel to the event under the given circumstances.
Bear, Sway and Jackson take over
In the past few hours, the event management has managed to find three artists who will interpret the Rag’n’Bone Man songs. “With Marc Sway and Marius Bear, these are two top Swiss singers and with Judi Jackson, a wonderful voice from the USA,” the statement said.
Singer Sway (43) will think of Rag’n’Bone Man and his family when he’s on stage, and Marius Bear (29) from Eastern Switzerland is very happy to step in. “It’s a great honor for me to sing his songs for the Art on Ice audience,” Bear is quoted as saying. American Judi Jackson (29) announced that despite the sad occasion, she could not wait “to join the list of great artists who have already been part of this iconic production.”
For the first time in Art on Ice history, a guest star can’t appear, production management says. Knowing that Rag’n’Bone Man had expressly requested this, next weekend’s shows in Zurich and next week’s shows in Freiburg and Davos will go ahead as planned, Caviezel and his team said.
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