Czech pop music singer Karel Gott dies at 80

FILE - This June 18, 2019 file photo shows most popular Czech pop singer Karel Gott as he gives an interview to the Czech News Agency (CTK), in Prague, Czech Republic. Gott died at 80 on Tuesday, October 1, before midnight at home in his family circle, his spokeswoman Aneta Stolzova said Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (Ondrej Deml/CTK via AP) *** SLOVAKIA OUT ***

The most popular Czech pop music singer Karel Gott who also became a star behind the Iron Curtain has died

PRAGUE — Czech pop singer Karel Gott, who became a star behind the Iron Curtain, has died. He was 80.

Gott died late Tuesday at his home after battling a long illness, his wife Ivana said in a statement. Gott recently announced he had acute leukemia.

Gott released some 300 albums starting in the 1960s and sold tens of millions of copies in his country, the Soviet Union and elsewhere in the Communist world.

But he was also a rare example of a pop singer from eastern Europe whose music became popular in some Western European countries, especially in West Germany.

Czech President Milos Zeman said Wednesday his death is sad news for the entire country.

Other News

Troubled year in power for Coe confronting critics, Russia

Aug 10, 2016

Entrusted with cleaning up a sport mired in sleaze and doping deceptions has proved far trickier for Sebastian Coe than the pursuit of gold on the track

Coe not sure if fans will pack stadium for Olympic track

Aug 10, 2016

Even away from doping, there's little good news for track and field right now

Rugby couple put respect in front and center in Olympics

Aug 10, 2016

Isadora Cerullo has become a celebrity around Rio, more for what happened on the sidelines of the Olympic rugby stadium than for her performances on the pitch

ChillHype brings to you the latest trends, viral, and entertainment news. We create a happy community and keep every Malaysian connected. Let’s chill and catch up with the hype together!

Contact us: sales@chillhype.com