Jacques Werup, Swedish musician and writer, Died at 71

  Music, Writer

Jacques Werup was born on January 14, 1945, in Malmö and died on November 12, 2016.

He was a Swedish musician, author, poet, stage artist, and screenwriter.

His poetry is often associated with jazz.

Werup was a childhood friend of Mikael Wiehe and Göran Skytte and had his first novel published in 1971.

Werup has co-written many songs with long-time collaborator and composer Michael Saxell for various projects including Gör mig lite levande which is a CD and nationwide stage show with Swedish singer Lill Lindfors and En känsla av ljus, which is a concert Werup and Saxell wrote and performed with Mats Ronander and Benneth Fagerlund.

He resided in Ystad.

During 1997, he got the Ferlinpriset together with Ola Magnell, and was 2003 awarded a scholarship by the Swedish Royal Academy.

Werup was also awarded Litteraturfrämjandets stora romanpris in 1980.

He died dued to cancer.

Jacques Werup passed away at 71 years old.