BREAKING: Shock as iconic musician dies

Pierre Kartner, a Dutch musician better known as Father Abraham, has died at the age of 87.

The musician, singer-songwriter and record producer had sold around 17million copies of his songs for The Smurfs. 

Kartner had worked on the beloved cartoon series from 1977 until 2005, with the theme song Au Pays Des Schtroumpfs, also known as the Smurf Song, becoming a worldwide hit. 

Also a successful composer and producer, Kartner had written over 1600 songs throughout his career, earning him 127 gold records.

Born in the Netherlands, Kartner’s singing career began at the age of eight when he won a local festival.

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