The legendary Serbian singer Djordje Balasevic died after being infected with the corona virus, state television reported on 19 February

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

Balasevic was born on 16 Admitted to hospital in the northern Serbian city of Novi Sad on February 25 after suffering from pneumonia apparently caused by the coronavirus

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

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

“With his poetry and music, Djordje Balasevic has had a lasting impact on the art scene not only in our country, but in the entire region,” said Mirovic in a telegram to Balasevic’s family

Croatian HRT television praised Balasevic’s “extremely anti-war and pacifist position that is featured in many songs, concert speeches and interviews”

In 2019, the Balkan Service of RFE / RL reported for 25 years in one of the most competitive regions in the world and advocated professionalism and moderation in a media landscape that is strongly separated from one another according to ethnic and party-political aspects / p>

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