Ebene News – CA – Legendary Serbian singer Balasevic dies of coronavirus

Legendary Serbian singer Djordje Balasevic has died after contracting the coronavirus, state television reported on February 19

The 66-year-old, who was also a poet and director, remained popular throughout the former Yugoslavia after the break-up of Yugoslavia in the 1990s

Balasevic was admitted to a hospital in Novi Sad, a city in northern Serbia, on February 16, after suffering from pneumonia which appeared to be caused by the coronavirus

Balasevic, born in Novi Sad in 1953, started his career in the 1980s, first in groups before going solo He was known for his soft pop music and humorous lyrics

Igor Mirovic, head of the provincial government in Novi Sad, said Balasevic’s death left a “huge and irreplaceable void”

“With his poetry and his music, Djordje Balasevic permanently marked the art scene not only in our country, but in the whole region”, said Mirovic in a telegram sent to Balasevic’s family

Croatia’s national HRT television hailed Balasevic’s “totally anti-war and pacifist stance which is featured in many songs, concert speeches and interviews”

In 2019, RFE / RL’s Balkan service celebrated 25 years of reporting in one of the most contested regions in the world, championing professionalism and moderation in a media landscape strongly divided along ethnic and partisan lines

Djordje Balasevic

Ebene News – CA – Legendary Serbian singer Balasevic dies of coronavirus

Source: https://www.rferl.org/a/legendary-serbian-singer-balasevic-dies-of-coronavirus/31112078.html