Saturday, December 8, 2018

Another Warrior Gone

In Memoriam Jan van Roijen 
June 11, 1937 - December 5, 2018

Today the utterly sad news of the death of Dutch ME-patient Jan van Roijen reached us. He died Wednesday night in a nursing home where he spent the last few months of his life of 81 years.

Jan was known throughout the ME-world for his detailed knowledge of ME in all its aspects, which he shared with the global community through his bulletin Help ME Circle, for his generosity and kindness and for his humour, even in spite of his being so severely ill. Until very short before his death he lived in his apartment at the second storey of a monumental building in the very centre of Amsterdam.

Jan was a top-actor who performed with wellknown actors like Willeke van Ammelroy and other famous Dutch actors on stage when he fell seriously ill. One by one he lost all his friends and was visited by only a handful of friends during the last years of his life.

Rest in peace, dear friend…

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