ANPMaurice Hermans on stage at the DeLaMar Theater in 2015
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NOS Nieuws•vandaag, 17:04
Maurice Hermans, the second son of Toon Hermans, passed away at the age of 74. This was announced by his management this afternoon.
Hermans was hit by a very aggressive bacteria a few weeks ago, his management said. He was in the AMC Amsterdam for treatment. “One in five people dies from the bacteria, which unfortunately was the case with Hermans,” writes his management.
Maurice was the second son of Toon Hermans and he assisted his father on and off stage for more than 35 years. For example, he designed the light and sound designs for the shows. He even stood on stage several times as a declarant next to his father. Between 1971 and 1991 he was also Toon’s manager.
ANPToon Hermans (right) with his son Maurice
After the death of his father in 2000, he became a board member of the Toon Hermans Foundation. In 2017 he started his own theater productions. In recent years he has performed in theaters in the Netherlands and Belgium to honor his father’s work.
Maurice was born in Amsterdam. He has now lived in Maastricht for 17 years, reports 1Limburg. He leaves behind a wife, three children and four grandchildren. The farewell is private.