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Herr Manfred Hoffrichter died three weeks ago

Two months ago Mrs. Barbara Hoffrichter in Salzwedel, former GDR, told us her husband had had a heart attack and was kept in a coma. Three weeks ago she told us he finally was taken out of his coma and doctors were trying to wake him up, but today she told us he had died that same week of a hole in his heart (ASD).

Manfred Hoffrichter was one of the, if not the most successful digital/MIDI organ builder(s) in Germany. HOFFRICHTER Orgel GmbH was known for making really affordable organ parts as well as finished products, much resold by other organ builders in North-Western Europe (often as parts of their own organs).

In recent years his portable organ line has received much attention through the documentaries of Cameron Carpenter, showing his 3-man. Hoffrichter organ in his apartment in Berlin.

Mrs. Hoffrichter is continuing the company as CEO, with the entire existing team intact. I think the over 20 year old company is more than worth continuing. I can't wait to see my own custom portable organ being realized, which I designed and ordered 2 years ago.

Our hearts are with the loved ones. (In Memoriam site)
by Aida (Ida as in Idaho)
Aug 8, 2019 10:11 AM

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RE: Herr Manfred Hoffrichter died three weeks ago

These are shocking news to read. My condolences are with his family, relatives, employees and all of the other helping hands.

Still, his legacy that brought pure joy to me and many others will continue to live on with all the muse and sound that it is capable of.

R.I.P. Manfred.
by woody-mc
Aug 9, 2019 08:16 PM

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