Singer and author Elisabeth Gjerluff Nielsen has died

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Singer and author Elisabeth Gjerluff Nielsen has died after a short illness according to her daughters.

In an email to Ritzau Bureau on Monday, October 24 daughters, Rosa Marie Gjerluff Nyholm and Elisabeth Gjerluff Nielsen said that their mom had passed away, but they did not provide any further details.

They said: “She passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family. Honored be her memory.”

Nielsen was both singer, songwriter, musician and writer achieving great success with adults and children alike.

She released her debut album with the pop rock group Voxpop in 1980, before achieving great success as a soloist with numbers like “Skin to Skin” (1985) and “Sotto Voce” (1988).

She also achieved international  success in the children’s music with albums such as “Hej Frede” (1996) and “Oh Abe! Greatest” (1999).

Later, she also became a writer making her debut in 1999 with the children’s book “Dr. Dingeling”, which also became an album of the same name, in 2002 with the adult novel “The Ice Queen”.

Born in Skjern in West Jutland in 1957, she began her careerat what was then called Danmarks Radio, where was employed in DR’s children and youth department until she made her debut as a singer and songwriter.

Along the way, Elisabeth Gjerluff Nielsen has also written and composed music for other groups and soloists as well as for television, theatre and film.

Her brothers, Jens G. Nielsen and Peter A. G. Nielsen, also became part of music when they started the famous rock group Gnags in 1966.

Singer and author Elisabeth Gjerluff Nielsen who has died, will be fondly remembered by her wide audience that took in adults and children alike.

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