Clown Bassie quits. That has Bas Van Toor, now 82 years old, announced. After the success a few decades ago, the career of Bassie and his friend Adriaan – brother Aad van Toor (75) – just as a lower priority. Both circus people camps for years with serious health problems, though they went into still in the media. Bass suffered paralysis due to an autoimmune disease and had difficulty breathing after a heart surgery. The last few months he spent in a rehabilitation center.