In Prague on Tuesday evening at the age of 80 years died Czech pop singer Karel Gott.
In mid-September, the singer said he was undergoing treatment for acute leukemia.
Karel Gott is one of the most popular Czech pop singers of the last decades. It became widely known in the 1960s. At the same time, he became popular in many other countries, including the USSR and Germany.
He performed on stage until the last years of his life, and repeatedly performed in Russia. More than 30 times, he was recognized as the “Golden Nightingale” – the most popular singer of the Czech Republic.
One of the memorable moments of the “velvet revolution” in Czechoslovakia in 1989 was the joint performance of the national anthem at a rally of supporters of democracy in Prague by Karel Gott, formerly loyal to the Communist authorities, and Karel Kryl, a dissident and political emigrant, singer of author’s songs.