In the Sint-Rombouts cathedral in Mechelen is to say goodbye to singer Rita Deneve (73). Deneve, best known for “The first time”, died about a week ago in the hospital of Bonheiden, to the effects of cancer. Among others, Jo “with the Banjo” De Clercq , Sam Gooris and Showbizz Bart attended the ceremony along with several hundred people. The career of Deneve began in the early 60’s and lasted for about 30 years. The last few years, she vanished from the limelight.