Rogi Wieg, Writer and musician, Died at 52

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Dead, Rogi Wieg Dutch: Robert Gabor Charles Vig (Dutch: Rogi Wieg, Robert Gabor Charles Wieg; August 21, 1962, Delft – July 15, 2015, Amsterdam) – Dutch poet, novelist and musician.
His parents fled in 1956 from Hungary. They settled a year later in the Netherlands.

Wieg was in classical musical training during his youth, but at the age of sixteen, he started to favor blues music and Dutch chanson.


He has worked for Liesbeth List. Wieg was the editor of the literary magazines Tirade and Measure. He was between 1986 and 1999 as a poetry critic for Het Parool. In 1999 Wieg began with painting and drawing. As an artist he was self-taught. Together with Mari Alföldy, Wieg translated poetry from Hungarian.

His life was marked by severe depression. He was regularly admitted to psychiatric hospitals to undergo electroshock therapy and he attempted suicide three times. Wieg married on December 29, 2014 with the artist Abys Kovács, who illustrated the poems Khazarenbloed.

Wieg died on July 15, 2015 at the age of 52. He had opted for euthanasia because of unbearable psychological and physical suffering.