German musician dies at Covid demonstrationNews
German media are reporting the death of the medieval instrument player Boris Pfeiffer, who collapsed four days ago during an impromptu anti-vax demonstration in his home town of Wandlitz. He was among some 200 people walking towards a police line.
Pfeiffer, who was 53, is reported to have been stricken by a heart attack.
He was performing with the In Extremo band, where he played bagpipes, shawms and nyckelharpa.
The band issued this statement: ‘It is with dismay and regret that we learned of the death of our long-time companion Boris. 24 years together on stage was more than just a moment. Our thoughts are with his family! We hope you are doing well where you are now!.’
Bei einer unangemeldeten Demonstration gestern in #Wandlitz (BAR) versuchte ein Mann (53), eine Polizeikette zu durchbrechen. Beamte nahmen die Personalien auf. Auf dem Weg zu seinem PKW brach er zusammen. Trotz umgehender Rettungsmaßnahmen verstarb er später im Krankenhaus. pic.twitter.com/ZMss6aecBz
— Polizei Brandenburg (@PolizeiBB) January 25, 2022