Artist and musician Simon Posthuma, the father of Douwe Bob, passed away on Friday at the age of 81. This makes the singer known on Instagram.
' Ladies and gentlemen, the boss has left the building . Rest in peace dear daddy, "says Bob (27).
Posthuma was an artist, designer and musician. In the sixties and seventies he was part of the art collective The Fool . He collaborated with producer Graham Nash, singer of The Hollies, and with producer Booker T. Jones. Posthuma also painted the car of Beatles singer John Lennon.
Posthuma has been suffering from Korsakov's syndrome for several years, a permanent memory disorder that sometimes occurs after vitamin deficiencies due to prolonged alcohol abuse. Since 2015 he lived in a care home.
In addition to son Douwe Bob, Posthuma also had a daughter, the artist Roselie Posthuma (59).