Bles died in a motorcar accident on 24 March 2000, leaving behind his wife, Leonie, and children Sunette and Victor. More than 15,000 mourners turned up for his funeral.
He had cancer during the 1980s and gave generously to charity for cancer research after his recovery.
His career highlight was when he performed to a soldout "Superbowl" at Sun City, five times on one weekend, becoming the first and only artist to do so, as feature artist on 14 and 15 May 1987. He actually managed to draw a bigger crowd than Frank Sinatra did when he opened the Superbowl in 1982.
His wife Leonie was his sound engineer and the composer and/or songwriter of most of his songs, including most of his biggest hits, including "Maggie" and "I am the Eagle, you're the Wind", among others.
He loved life and roses, and it was his custom to hand out roses to some of the female audience members in the front row at his concerts.
His biggest hit was "Ruiter van die Windjie" (Rider of the Wind), which was released in 1986
Age: 52 (age at death)
Born: 22nd July, 2015, Viljoensdrif, Free State, South Africa
Died: 24th March, 2000, Place of Death
Height: Height Unknown
Nationality: South African
Bles Bridges (22 July 1947, Viljoensdrif, Free State) – 24 March 2000), born Lawrence John Gabriel Bridges, was a much-loved South African singer. He became known as Bles Bridges, as his Irish grandfather called him Bles (i.e. bald), due to his very thin hair from an early...Wikipedia