Paul Baumer, one half of the electronic dance duo Bingo Players, died on December 17 after a six month battle with cancer.
The duo announced Paul’s battle with cancer via their blog Less Than 3.
“As some of you may know, I have been in the hospital over the past few weeks and I have not been at some of the recent shows while seeking medical treatment. I now have the results back and I wanted to let you know that I have been diagnosed with cancer.
As devastating as this news has been for me and my family, I am ready to fight this.
From the beginning, Bingo Players has been about me and Maarten sharing the music that we love, both through our records and with you at shows. I will continue to be actively involved in all areas of Bingo Players and Hysteria Records with Maarten. But for the foreseeable future Maarten will be representing both of us on the road, while I’ll be seeking medical treatment as well as working in the studio, taking lead on running our label etc.
All shows that are planned will still be happening and we will have more tour announcements coming. For us, we want to continue to help create those meaningful and memorable experiences from our music and shows, but as you can imagine in light of this news, we need to make some adjustments and we hope you understand. As I said earlier I’m ready to fight this thing and hope to be on that stage again with you guys in the future!!!!! Much Love, Paul”
Bingo Players have over one million followers on Facebook, where Paul’s death was announced.
I’m deeply saddened to tell you that Paul passed away last night after his battle with cancer. He fought strongly until the end.
We want to thank you all for your support over the past few months.
Needless to say, all upcoming shows for the rest of this year have been cancelled as we’re going through this loss with family and friends. We’ll post a longer update shortly with more information as well.
Paul, we will miss you.
Bingo Players fans took to twitter to let their feelings about Paul Baumer’s death known.
Been a fan of @bingo_players since day one. So many great jams. RIP Paul Baumer. You’ll live forever through music.
— eric hamilton (@erichamilton_) December 18, 2013
Rip paul from @bingo_players they’re earlier work is amongst my favourite tunes!
— Dave Aura™ (@DJDaveAura) December 18, 2013
Another Paul dies. Rest in peace Bingo Players’s Paul Baumer! I’ll miss ur great music. :/
— justcallmeBrian (@BrianVanPersiee) December 18, 2013