Roger Cicero

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Roger Cicero
Cicero performing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007
Cicero performing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007
Background information
Birth nameRoger Marcel Cicero Ciceu
Born(1970-07-06)6 July 1970
West Berlin, West Germany
Died24 March 2016(2016-03-24) (aged 45)
Hamburg, Germany
GenresJazz, pop
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
Years active2003–2016
LabelsStarwatch Music

Roger Marcel Cicero Ciceu (6 July 1970 – 24 March 2016) was a German jazz and pop musician.[1]


Roger Cicero was born in 1970 in Berlin to Romanian jazz pianist Eugen Cicero and dancer Lili Cziczeo.[2]

Cicero represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki his song "Frauen regier'n die Welt" ("Women Rule the World"). He finished 19th.[3]

In 2014, he was one of the stars of the Vox television show "Sing meinen Song – Das Tauschkonzert" (Sing my song – the exchange concert) along with Xavier Naidoo, Sasha, Andreas Gabalier, Sandra Nasić and Gregor Meyle.[4]

In late 2014, Cicero fell ill with chronic fatigue syndrome (also called CFS or myalgic encephalomyelitis), which led to an acute case of myocarditis.[5] On 24 March 2016, he died from a stroke;[6][7][8] his father, Eugen Cicero, had also died from the same cause.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 Hilde Ricci Blum
The Princess and the Frog Prince Naveen German version


  • 2010: Weggefährten. Meine Songs fürs Leben, Rowohlt, Berlin ISBN 978-3-499-62652-4.


  1. ^ Esser, Robert (20 July 2011). "Roger Cicero will nicht schludern". Aachener Zeitung (in German). Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2011.
  2. ^ Kubitza, Michael (29 March 2016). "Roger Cicero ist tot. The best has gone away..." Bayerischer Rundfunk (in German). Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  3. ^ Barclay, Simon (17 June 2010). Eurovision Song Contest – The Complete & Independent Guide 2010. Simon Barclay. p. 161. ISBN 978-1-4457-8415-1. Retrieved 6 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Sing meinen Song - das Tauschkonzert".
  5. ^ "German jazz singer Roger Cicero dies, aged 45". Deutsche Welle. 29 March 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  6. ^ Hirnschlag mit 45 Jahren: Roger Cicero ist tot, Bild, access date 29 March 2016
  7. ^ "Trauer um Jazz-Sänger: Roger Cicero ist tot". Tagesschau. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Roger Cicero: Hirnschlag: Jazz-Sänger stirbt mit 45 Jahren". Focus. Retrieved 29 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Roger Cicero stirbt an Hirninfarkt - wie sein Vater". Archived from the original on 31 March 2016. Retrieved 29 March 2016.

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Preceded by Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by