Vivienne Pratt
28-12-2016 - CO12 4RJ, United Kingdom

Dearest Andre,
Thank you so very much for all of the exquisitely beautiful images and your lovely heartfelt message of love and sorrow in remembrance of dear Ruud. Recently I watched a beautiful Video from one of your Concerts where Ruud and 5 other Alphorns played 'SILENCE IN THE ALPS' from ‘ALPHORN SYMPHONY’, Ruud’s own composition, and I was in tears Andre. Its not only exquisitely beautiful, but so full of pathos and emotion I couldnt hold back the tears remembering Ruud's beautiful music and great big heart. I know today is a very sad day for you, Marjorie, Pierre and Marc; Lin, Lisa and Oscar; and your entire Johann Strauss Orchestra family and my heart goes out to you all with love and all the support I can possibly send you. With all my love and deepest sympathy, Andre. Viv xx

Juan Nunez
28-12-2016 - Cerdanyola del Valles, Spain

Magnifica puesta en escena, magníficos artistas y dirigidos por un maestro. Señor estoy sorprendido, entusiasmado y enamorado con su forma de interpretar la música. Saludos desde Catalunya donde espero verle pronto, ya que en su agenda no le veo con fecha. Lo dicho señor reciba un abrazo muy fuerte.

Edwina Morgan, Berrigan, Australia
28-12-2016 - Berrigan, N.S.W, Australia

To Lin, Oscar & Lisa, Andre, JSO, Crew and all the family!! Heartfelt condolences from Australia.. Ruud will always be remembered by all of the fans.. His last tour in Australia will always be very special! Thoughts are with you all at his very sad time!! We will all treasure the memories, thankyou so much for giving us so much music & laughter, with us forever!!!

Isobel & Stewartie Glasgow scotland
27-12-2016 - Glasgow, United Kingdom

My dearest André family and extended JSO family I have tears whilst writing this I cannot believe that Ruud is up in heaven it's in disbelieve as he appeared fit and healthy our immediate thoughts are with Lin ,oscar and lisa,not forgetting perhaps other family members who thought the world of him when you loose someone you love the wound is deep we are trying to get to grips of loosing our beloved Ann who sadly passed away in April my God she is missed and our thoughts are with everyone immediate family or his JSO family because we had some warning whereas Lin and family and JSO extended family had no time to prepare for this awful blow. I shall pray for all of you as it's a great comfort God Bless love Isobel and Stewartiexx

Mónica Vásquez Cueto CHILE
27-12-2016 - Benito Juárez, Chile

My deepest sadness for Ruud's departure. I am very sad. I accompany they in the pain.-

27-12-2016 - Reading, United Kingdom

Dear Andre and the JSO
Tonight Andre I read your message to Ruud. We, as your admirers will miss you Rudd. I see that your next concert is in Amsterdam on January 7th, please Andre and JSO, play with all your hearts for Ruud and his lovely wife Lin. As you have said Andre, music is a great healer
My love to everyone.

Anne Wozniak
27-12-2016 - Fish Hoek, South-Africa

Dearest Andre,Marjorie,Marc,Pierre and JSO
Sincere condolences to you all on the sad loss of your trombonist Ruud who was such a wonderful entertainer. My deeperst sympathy to his wife Lin and family. His star will aleays shine in your hearts.
God's blessings to you all.
With love,

Lilian and Marvyn Evans
27-12-2016 - SHREWSBURY, United Kingdom

Dear Andre, It is with a heavy heart that both Lilian and I send these few words of condolence to Lin and Family and also to yourself and the JSO at this moment in time at the sad loss of Rudd Take care of yourselfs and God bless you all.Lilian and Marvyn

Cornelia and David
27-12-2016 - Carlton in Lindrick, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Just found out it was Ruud who died, indeed a prominent member of the orchestra, such a vibrant personality. Our condolences to his family and the orchestra, his other family. He will be very much missed and hard to replace but he will continue to delight on the many concert DVDs available. Thank you Ruud.

Lianne beckers
27-12-2016 - Alblasserdam, Netherlands

Heel veel sterkte voor de fam van Ruud ook andré en het orkest veel sterkte, wat droevig en zo jong
We zullen je missen in het orkest

Alexandre Caron. Wargnies Le Grand. Haut-de-France. France
27-12-2016 - Wargnies le Grand, France

Chère Lin, Cher Oscar, Chère Lisa,
Je vous présente toutes mes condoléances les plus tristes et sincères. Ruud était un excellent tromboniste, et il jouait super bien le solo de trombone de la célèbre Valse n°2 de Dimitri Chostakovitch, et le trombone sur le menton pendant la dernière partie de Strauss and Co. Je vous présente encore toutes mes condoléances les plus tristes et sincères.

Alexandre Caron. Wargnies Le Grand. Haut-de-France. France

Judy Ivory
27-12-2016 - Launceston , Australia

Dear Andre, family and all involved with you, I was distressed when I read about Ruud, I'm sure that you all felt worse. He will always be remembered as a happy fellow who loved playing and joking while in the orchestra. My sympathy to you all

27-12-2016 - Wales, United Kingdom

Dear Lin and family and all members of the JSO,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss of Ruud. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. God bless.

Manuel Ortiz
27-12-2016 - O Barco de Valdeorras, Spain

Desde hace unos meses gracias a vosotros he descubierto una nueva forma de escuchar la música y desde entonces os escucho todos los días, gracias y ánimo para seguir adelante y como veo que no vais a estar en España me desplazaré esta año para veros.
Feliz año 2017

27-12-2016 - Walsall, United Kingdom

Dear Andre, I am so saddened to hear of the loss of such a great musician of the JSO.Ruud was a wonderful entertainer as well as a great musician,I would like to send my condolences and deepest sympathy to his wife and family, and also Andre to you and your wonderful Orchestra and all the backroom staff who work so hard for you, and I can understand how you have become one of the largest families in the world.
God bless you all
Gordon xx

Vivienne Pratt
27-12-2016 - CO12 4RJ, United Kingdom

Hi dearest Andre,
I know your heart is heavy saying ‘farewell’ to dear Ruud, but I feel sure your little Grandchildren will have been 'the magic' to make you smile again. I loved a recent comment you made in an interview, Andre. When asked what happened on your 'Kerstavond' you replied that for 30 years the tradition has been that 'the children' cook the Dinner but your favourite part of the evening was when your 5 grandchildren played their music and sang Christmas Carols to you. I admit Andre that I shed more than a few tears at the image your words conjured especially knowing your sad loss. I was also very touched, as I’m sure were you Andre, that Sky Arts have dedicated their current series of your programmes to dear Ruud. Thinking of you all dear Andre. With love and respect Viv xx

Maggie Sussex
27-12-2016 - Sussex, United Kingdom

dear Andre many tears have been shed when i heard the news of ruuds death .I was very shocked .He was a lovely man and so much talent and being with you for so long you all must be devastated I met ruud last year and had a photo taken with him and we chatted as well this will be a lasting memory of a very funny man .Will miss his trick of trombone on his chin and the flower . My condoleces go to his loving family and also his second family all my prayers are with everyone I will see you all in March

Take care

regards from a very sad fan

Maggie xxxxxxxxxxx

27-12-2016 - Thurso, United Kingdom

My sincere condolences to Lin and her children, and to you Andre and the Orchestra on the loss of Ruud. Heaven has gained an Angel with so many talents and the gift of humour.. Loving, healing thoughts to you all

Damien Brown
26-12-2016 - WN1 3EA, United Kingdom

My deepest sympathy to Lin, her children, family and friends and all the JSO.

Ruud will be sadly missed by all.

All in my thoughts and prayers.

God bless and rest in peace Ruud.

Jean & Graham - Lancashire, United Kingdom
26-12-2016 - Rochdale, United Kingdom

So sorry to hear the sad news . Our thoughts are with his wife, family and also andre and the JSO.

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