Mārtiņš Freimanis in 2009
7 February 1977|
|Died||27 January 2011
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, composer, actor, poet, TV personality|
Mārtiņš Freimanis was the lead singer and songwriter of the popular Latvian rock band "Tumsa". They released 6 albums under the "Microphone Records" label. He also collaborated with other Latvian musicians, writing music, lyrics or both for them. His most popular and successful co-projects were with Lauris Reiniks (lyrics), "Putnu Balle" (music, lyrics) and "Per" (music, lyrics).
As an actor, Mārtiņš Freimanis appeared and starred in a musical "Kaupēns Mans Mīļais", TV series "Neprāta Cena" (LTV), "UgunsGrēks" (TV3) and movies "Man patīk, ka meitene skumst" and "Dancis pa Trim" that came out on big screens after Martin's unexpected and early death.
On 18 January 2011, Freimanis was taken to the Infectology Centre of Latvia in Riga, with what was first reported to be severe respiratory tract infection. He died nine days later. It was later revealed that Freimanis died of hepatotoxicity made worse by fatty liver, and a weak heartbeat, which had caused renal insufficiency, and pleurisy.
- Kristján Sveinsson (27 January 2011). "Latvia Grieves Over The Loss Of Mārtiņš Freimanis". eurovisionary.com. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
- "Mūžībā aizgājis Mārtiņš Freimanis" (in Latvian). Diena. 27 January 2011. Retrieved 27 January 2011.
- "Mārtiņa Freimaņa nāves cēlonis ir toksiskais hepatīts" (in Latvian). nra.lv. 2011-02-07. Retrieved 2011-02-07.
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