Austrian Musician Ludwig Hirsch is Dead

Austrian singer Ludwig Hirsch, (February 28th 1946 – November 24th 2011) famed for his morose, laconic, critical, macabre, reflective songs has taken his own life at age 65. He was reportedly being treated for lung cancer and jumped from the hospital window of Vienna’s “Wilheminen Spittal”.
The beloved singer appeared to sold-out audiences of over 200,000 and his studio album Perlen (pearls) achieved gold status in Austria and he was Awarded the Amadeus Music Award.
In 1993 the Austrian Post honored him with a stamp and in 2001 he was awarded the silver medal for service to the City of Vienna.