Pop legend Roger Whittaker died last Wednesday. He spent his last years in a small village in the south of France with his wife Natalie.
The pop world mourns Roger Whittaker († 87), who died last Wednesday (September 13th). The singer had previously suffered a stroke from which he never recovered. He spent his last hours surrounded by his loved ones. But how did he spend the last ten years since withdrawing from the public eye?
Schlager legend moved to the south of France in 2011
In 2013, Roger Whittaker announced his retirement from the stage after a successful hit career. But even after his departure, the pop star maintained close contact with his most loyal fans – “Bild” reports that his fans even visited him in his new home, in the south of France. Since 2011, Roger has lived with his wife Natalie (81) in their new home, the small village of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie in southern France. Roger had a good time here for the last few years – the couple lived in a dreamy building from the 11th century in beautiful, idyllic nature.
Roger Whittaker and Natalie: 59 years of marriage and five children together
The move to the south of France was for health reasons – Roger’s wife Natalie suffered from lung problems and the climate in her new home was good for her. So the south of France turned out to be the perfect place to enjoy their twilight years – together, just as they spent their entire lives together. In 1964 Roger married his great love Natalie, next year would have been their diamond wedding. In addition to her, he leaves behind five children.