Elvis interpreter Ron Glaser is dead. His family announced this on January 8th – Elvis Presley’s birthday – on Facebook. Exactly one year earlier the musician had presented his new band “Ron Glaser and The King’s Men” on the birthday of the “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll”.
Much honored musician
Glaser had lived in Krems since 2018 and was considered the best Elvis interpreter in Europe. He began to imitate the “King” at the age of seven and won 1st place at the European Elvis Contest in Bad Nauheim. He was also an honorary citizen of Elvis’ hometown of Tupelo in Mississippi and in possession of the “Golden City Key” of that city.
Citizen of Krems since 2018
The musician discovered his love for the Wachau from 2011 to 2015 during his music revue appearances in Melk. In 2018 he moved to Krems for private reasons. In 2020 he celebrated the Austrian premiere of his program “The other side of Elvis” in front of a twice sold-out hall in the House of Regions, in which he and Chris Fillmore showed the “King” from a lesser known side.
Seriously ill for a long time
Glaser, who was born in Vienna in 1984, was already receiving medical treatment in the hospital in December, as his brother Sascha announced on Facebook on December 11th: “He will be out for an indefinite period.” On January 8th, Sascha published Glaser’s name the family on Facebook the shocking news of the death of the musician.
No information on the date of death
According to various sources, he should have died on December 30th. He was only 37 years old. “Ron was an uncompromising thoroughbred musician who loved to inspire his audience with his passion for music. In this sense, it would be very nice if you would continue to spread him and his musical work to the world, “the brother he appealed to the fans and asked for respect and privacy for the family:” Ron was very extroverted as an artist, but as a private person calm, funny, spiritual and very shy. So the farewell will take place in the smallest family setting. “