Paul Baumer, DJ with the Dutch dance group Bingo Players, has passed away this morning after a battle with cancer. Here's what you should know about this musical superstar, his life, and his death.
1. Maarten, His Partner in Bingo Players, Posted His Condolences
The second, remaining half of Bingo Players, Maarten Hoogstraten, posted his condolences to the Bingo Players Facebook, reports JustNoiseToMe.
Facebook Fans Expressed Their Condolences
2. Paul Was Diagnosed With Cancer in July
Vibe.com said in a July article, "Paul Bäumer, has been shockingly diagnosed with cancer. Having interviewed Paul at different points in his career, he epitomizes a forward-thinking artist... I can only say Paul is a kind and funny person, down for a brew and a laugh (even two seconds before hopping on stage)."
In a press release Paul stressed how he would remain as committed as he could be, despite the diagnosis.
All shows that are planned will still be happening and we will have more tour announcements coming. For us, we want to continue to help create those meaningful and memorable experiences from our music and shows, but as you can imagine in light of this news, we need to make some adjustments and we hope you understand.
Bingo Players Were Interviewed After Their First Number 1 Hit With 'Get Up (Rattle) Ft The Far East Movement'
"It's amazing!" Paul told OfficialCharts.com. "We really didn't expect to be Number 1 in the UK; we were aiming for a Top 20 song, and then we heard we were in the race for Number 1! We wanna thank all our UK fans who supported us by buying Get Up (Rattle)!"
3. Paul Remained Committed to Bingo Players & His Love of Music Despite His Diagnosis
In an interview with iHeart.com, Maarten said of Paul and his diagnoses, "He's doing well. He feels good, he's positive. That's one of the most important things you know. He can do some studio work. He's still in treatment. But he's looking good. And he's positive you know, that's one of the things I'm happy about."
4. The Band's Two Most Popular Songs Are 'Rattle' & 'Cry Just a Little'
Cry Just a Little
5. Fans & Fellow DJs Expressed Sadness on Twitter
Paul of @bingo_players passed away ! I worked with him in NYC. I remember his energy and desire to have fun. life is unfair RIP Paul
— Benny Benassi (@BennyBenassi) December 18, 2013
— Steve Aoki (@steveaoki) December 18, 2013
Can't believe it, just heard the new about Paul, my toughts go out to all his friends and relatives.. and offcourse Maarten! @bingo_players
— MARTIN GARRIX (@MartinGarrix) December 18, 2013
— Nicky Romero (@nickyromero) December 18, 2013
— Christine Lai (@ChristineLai604) December 18, 2013
Horrible news.. Paul Baumer rest in Peace. @bingo_players
— ALESSO (@Alesso) December 18, 2013
Wow... Blown away by the news about Paul Baumer. Wherever you are Paul, just know we'll always keep on dancing for you. #RIP
— EDMLounge.com (@EDMLounge) December 18, 2013