RTL Boulevard

and

Humberto

will be dominated by Peter R. de Vries on Thursday evening.

On Thursday afternoon it was announced that the crime reporter has died as a result of the shooting that took place Tuesday last week.

In addition to the regular broadcast of

Boulevard

at 6.30 pm, an extra broadcast around the crime reporter will also be provided at 8 pm.

At 20.30 RTL 4 broadcasts an in memoriam and Humberto is also dominated by De Vries.

The commercial broadcaster will not broadcast commercial breaks on Thursday evening.

"This is an indescribably great loss," RTL said in a statement.

"Our thoughts go out first and foremost to Peter's family, his partner and all of his loved ones. And to all who have been touched by his courage, humanity and determined fight for justice. Peter's influence remains stronger than any act of hatred. He was far from finished and we cannot miss him. We will continue to speak freely about abuses and injustices in society, as he has done all his life. Peter is forever in our hearts."

"We are immensely proud of him and at the same time inconsolable," his relatives share in a joint statement.

"Peter fought to the end, but was unable to win the battle. He is surrounded by the people who love him, passed away. Peter has lived by his conviction:

'On bended knee is no way to be free

'. We are untold proud of him and at the same time inconsolable."

See also: Peter R. de Vries fought tirelessly for people who were wronged

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