I am glad this blog has managed to be an important link to all 60's music lovers from our region and internationally:
Proper words fail me to express my sincere gratitude to every person in this blog, who paid his respect to my late brother Riem. The words written by you will be valued by Riem very much and are of very great value to me as well.
I can only add to this that I respect(ed) and admire(d) him enormously myself, just like I respect(ed) and admire(d) my late brother Ruud, who once, together with Riem, formed the band The Blue Diamonds.
Both Riem and Ruud dedicated their lives to share their music with their fans and looked upon it as a privilege to be appreciated by them.
Riem and Ruud's departure caused a hard to bear emptiness in me and I miss both of them very much.
My wonderful memories of them are my only consolation and I know that my love for them will remain for as long as I live.
The urn with Riem's ashes was placed in a cremation niche in Singapore; may his soul grow further from there on.
May all of you have God's Blessings.
I send each of you my fondest thoughts and warmest greeting.