Legendary Belgian Singer Arno rock dies aged 72, Cause of Death, Age, Wife and Family

Legendary Belgian Singer Arno rock dies aged 72, Cause of Death, Age, Wife and Family

Arno was the stage name of Arnold Charles Ernest Hintjens, a Belgian singer born in Ostend. He was the lead singer of TC Matic, a well-known Belgian band from the 1980s.

He had a solo career after the band disbanded in 1986. Arno sang in a mix of English, French, Dutch, and the dialect of his hometown of Ostend.

Rock legend from Belgium Arno died at the age of 72.

Arno, a rock star noted for his gruff voice and unkempt hair, died of cancer on Saturday at the age of 72, according to his agent.

Arno, whose real name was Arnold Hintjens, was a national hero in Belgium, with a gravelly voice that was compared to Tom Waits’ in the United States.

In February 2020, Arno revealed that he was suffering from pancreatic cancer.

“We’ll all miss him, but he’ll always be here thanks to the music that kept him going until the end,” his Belgian agent Filip De Groote said in a statement.

Arno, who was born on May 21, 1949, in the Flemish coastal town of Ostend, began his career in the 1980s with the ensemble TC Matic.

With songs like “Les Yeux de mon mere (My Mother’s Eyes),” he was able to attain a broader audience as a solo artist.

“He is an immense singer and poet, the Belgian national monument. And a monument of Europe,” said Boris Vedel, director of the Printemps de Bourges music festival.

Arno was received in the Royal Palace in Brussels in February, dressed in his typical black stage costume, by King Philippe, who described him as an “icon of the Belgian scene.”

“Rest in peace, Arno. It was wonderful, tweeted Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo of the singer who once said he “had no borders in his head”.

Arno Age, Family, and Early Life

Arno was 72 years old. He was born on 29 May 1949 in Ostend, Belgium. He has always been personal kind of when it comes to his family affairs.

arno family

There are no details on the identity of his family members at the time.

Arno Career, What was his Profession?

Arno was the stage name of Arnold Charles Ernest Hintjens, a Belgian singer born in Ostend. He was the lead singer of TC Matic, a well-known Belgian band from the 1980s. He had a solo career after the band disbanded in 1986.

Arno sang in a mix of English, French, Dutch, and the dialect of his hometown of Ostend.

He composed or co-wrote all of the band’s material, much of it with guitarist and producer Jean-Marie Aerts, for TC Matic, a band that had moderate artistic success throughout Europe. He went solo after that and had a great career, releasing more than a dozen albums.

 He was awarded the French government’s title of “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres” (Knight in the Arts and Literature) in 2002. Een lach en een traan, a 2004 biography by Gilles Deleux, was translated into Dutch (“A Smile and a Tear”).

He played the homosexual lifeguard Harry in the Belgian film Camping Cosmos, who pays no attention to Lolo Ferrari, who is a caricature of Pamela Anderson.

Which school and college did he go to? What was his major?

There are no details on the educational background of Arno. The high school he attended and the university he graduated from are all under review.

Arno Net Worth, How much does he earn?

There are no details on the net worth of Arno at the moment.

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Arno Wife, Is he married? Any children?

Arno has been always a confidential kind of person when it comes to his personal affairs. He is reported to have sons and been married however all the details of his affairs have been kept secret.

Is he available on any social media platforms?

Arno was on Instagram as @arnooficial with 16.7K+ followers and was verified.

Body Appearance of Arno’s Height, Weight

HeightN / A
Hair colorWhite
Eye colorGrey
WeightN / A
Body typeFit
Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Arno’s which you should be known about 

NationalityBelgian
EthnicityWhite
Age72
Relation  statusMarried
WifeN / A
ChildrenN / A

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