Rock on: Singer Trần Lập was the leader of well-known rock band Bức Tường (The Wall). - VNS Photo Trương Vị
HÀ NỘI (VNS) — Well-known rock musician and singer Trần Lập died yesterday after fighting rectum cancer for more than four months. He was 42 years old.
He was best known as the lead singer of Bức Tường (The Wall) rock band that he and his friends had formed in 1994.
“I was shocked when I was informed about his sudden death. The rock band leader and singer Trần Lập represented the image of a youth full of passion and dreams. He will live forever in his fans’ hearts,” Đinh Tiến Tiệp, one of his fans who attended his last live show in January this year, wrote on a Facebook page.
Lập was the leader of the group since its founding till it disbanded in 2006. He wrote more than 30 songs, some of the most famous of them being Đường Đến Ngày Vinh Quang (Road to Glory), Bông Hồng Thủy Tinh (Glass Rose) and Tâm hồn Cuả Đá (Soul of Stone). The group had a large number of fans in Việt Nam.
He was also one of the four judges of the Giọng Hát Việt (The Voice of Việt Nam) programme that was aired on VTV3.
Lập was born the youngest of a large and poor family in Nam Định Province in December 1974. He began his artistic career with vocal performances at the Department of Theatre of Hà Nội College of Art from 1993 to 1997. He graduated from the Department of Economics, Hanoi National University, in 2001. — VNS