Jerry Williams (singer)

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Jerry Williams
Jerry Williams 2012-07-04 001.jpg
Jerry Williams, 2012
Background information
Birth nameSven Erik Fernström
Born(1942-04-15)15 April 1942
Solna, Sweden
Died26 March 2018(2018-03-26) (aged 75)
Täby Municipality, Sweden
Years active1962–2018
Associated actsThe Violents

Jerry Williams, real name Sven Erik Fernström (15 April 1942 – 25 March 2018) was a Swedish singer and actor. He was known early in his career as the lead singer of The Violents he then launched a solo career.[1]

Williams was also an actor appearing as Frasse in the 1985 movie On the Loose. He also voice dubbed a few characters in the Disney movie Rock-a-Doodle.

In 1989, Williams released the song "Did I Tell You" which became his biggest hit song and the record "JW" which led to him being discovered by a new generation.[2]

During the Eurovision Song Contest 1989 he was a part of the choir for the song En Dag which was performed by Tommy Nilsson representing Sweden.[3]

Williams died from cancer on 25 March 2018 in Täby Municipality, Sweden at the age of 75.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sweden, Sveriges Television AB, Stockholm. "Per Andersson: "Han var rörmokaren från Solna"". Retrieved 27 March 2018 – via
  2. "Milstolparna i Jerry Williams karriär – DN.SE". 26 March 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  3. "Tommy Nilsson sjunger "En dag", men håll koll på kören… Det här hade jag helt glömt bort!". 13 October 2015. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  4. "Jerry Williams smärta – led av svår sjukdom". Retrieved 27 March 2018.

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