september 1993 Philippa became ill and was told that
her life expectancy
was reduced. Even so none of us would have thought
that the time to our
separation would go so quickly. After all she was
young - and she was good.
It would be meaningless, if she was not permitted to
enjoy the success
that she had recently gained, when "Danser med Drenge"
released their first
record. We - including Philippa - thought that we
would manage to make
many more songs, before she had to depart.
Therefore it came as a shock to all of us, when she - after a short but unbelievably good tour - already in december '93 was told that she was to be admitted to hospital again. We all knew what this meant, but we found it difficult to admit it and continued to encourage her to become well, so we could make more music - even though deep down we knew this wasn't possible.
our hypocrisy became too much for her, and shortly
before her death she
lifted the burden from our shoulders, and said that
we should begin to
look for a new female singer, and continue with the
orchestra - without
Naturally we were not able to do this until quite some time later - even so her gesture was a noble helping hand, which we could use - both to overcome the grief of losing her and to continue on here in life.
Philippa is buried in the church yard Holmens Kirkegård along Øster Farimagsgade in Copenhagen..
Video - 1993: