Udo Jürgens

Austrian composer and singer (1934-2014)

Udo Jürgens (born Udo Jürgen Bockelmann, 30 September 1934 – 21 December 2014) was an Austrian composer and singer of popular music whose career spans over fifty years. He wrote more than 800 songs and sold over 100 million records.[1] In 2007 he additionally obtained Swiss citizenship.[2] He was known for his song "Reach for the Stars".

Udo Jürgens
Udo Jürgens in 2010
Udo Jürgens in 2010
Background information
Birth nameUdo Jürgen Bockelmann
Born(1934-09-30)30 September 1934
Klagenfurt, Austria
Died21 December 2014(2014-12-21) (aged 80)
Münsterlingen, Switzerland
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active1950–2014
WebsiteOfficial website (in German)

Jürgens died on 21 December 2014 in Münsterlingen, Switzerland from acute heart failure at the age of 80.[3]


  1. Jan Meyer-Veden (29 July 2004). "Philosophische Hilfestellungen (159. Folge). Diesmal für: Udo Jürgens, Selbstdarsteller". Lebensart (in German). Zeit Online. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
  2. Udo Jürgens ist jetzt Schweizer, article published on 28 February 2007 at blick.ch (in German)
  3. Udo Jürgens an Herzversagen verstorben (in German)

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