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Singer Gene Simmons both parents, Feri Witz And Flóra Klein, were Hungarian

Gene Simmons regretted his estrangement from his late father as he said, 'I'm sorry', while standing on his grave in Israel.

On July 7, 2023, American musician Gene Simmons talked about his parents during his appearance on Piers Morgan’s show on Sky News Australia.

While revealing about his mom’s past life in the Nazi concentration camp, he said that both his father and mother were born in Hungary.

He said, “I didn’t know anything about my mother. She wouldn’t talk about her formative years in Hungary where she and my father were born.”

Gene Simmons also disclosed that his parents separated when he was about six or seven years old, as his father, Feri Witz, abandoned him and his mother. So, he grew up with his mom, whom he considers his source of inspiration.

On the other hand, Gene never looked back at his dad, mentioning that he never wanted to be like him. He also maintained a distance from his patriarch, but standing at his estranged dad’s grave later, Gene regretted his stubbornness.

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Gene Simmonsparents passed away in the interlude of 16 years

The Hard-Rock genre artist Gene Simmons has already lost both his parents, Feri Witz And Flóra Klein, so far.

Born in 1925 to his parents Eugen Jakob Witz and Eugenia Witz, the father of Gene Simmons, Feri passed away back in 2002 at the age of 76. Much later, the co-lead singer of the hard rock band Kiss traveled to his birthplace, Israel, calling it an ‘unfinished business.

Meanwhile, he visited his father’s grave and regretted being estranged from him all his life. Reading the letter his father left, he gushed, “I was so stupid. I don’t know why I didn’t go to see him. I’m so sorry.”

16 years later, in December 2018, Gene’s mother, Flóra, who survived the Holocaust, bid goodbye to the world at the age of 93.

Soon after her demise, the musician expressed his heart-felt emotion on his Facebook, writing, “I lost my Mother. My mentor. My moral compass. And I am heartbroken.”

“My Mother, Flora Klein passed away at 93 years of age. No illness. No pain. She simply quietly, went to sleep. My Mother will always be in my thoughts and in my heart. Today. And Forever. And I would urge all of you, to run over, put your arms around your mother, kiss her and tell her how much you love her. Do this every day!.”

Key Takeaways

  • Musician Gene Simmons was born in Israel.
  • His father, Feri, was a carpenter, and his mother, Flora, worked in a clothing factory.
  • Gene Simmons has two children: a daughter named Sophie and a son named Nick Simmons.
  • Gene’s daughter, Sophie Simmons, is a singer like her father.
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