Wendy Of Mittens responded Saturday morning touched on the tragic news. “Firmintje was a cream of a man and a fan of the first hour,” says Wendy. He always had flowers or a small gift. And he also wanted to always be in the picture. After the gig, he talked a bit how he was, and you saw just that he really enjoyed. Firmin and I are earlier even still together in television programs. When I was in Sint-Martens-Latem dwelt, he came every Sunday butter in the mail box stitches. Firmintje I've always followed, and was always friendly. I have last year's still sung on his 75th birthday. Terrible, that man, as the end must come,” says Wendy.
“He was a well-known face, beloved in Eeklo", responds mayor Luc Vandevelde (SMS). “It is a tragic incident. Everyone knew Firmintje.”