Oliver Dragojević

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Dragojević in April 2010

Oliver Dragojević (7 December 1947 – 29 July 2018) was a Croatian pop singer-songwriter. He was born in Split, Croatia. He was thought to be one of the most well known musical stars and cultural icons in Croatia. His career lasted for forty years.[1]

His style blends traditional klapa melodies of Dalmatia with jazz motifs wrapped up in a modern production. He was one of the few Croatian musicians who has performed at major locations such as Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Olympia (Paris) and Sydney Opera House.[2]

On 29 July 2018, Dragojević died from lung cancer in Split, aged 70.[3][4]

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  1. Zadar In Your Pocket by Višnja Arambašić, Nataly Anderson, Frank Jelinčić & Tocher Mitchell. Culture and Events (p11)
  2. "Oliver Dragojević". Večernji.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  3. Thomas, Mark. "Oliver Dragojevic dies after losing battle with cancer - The Dubrovnik Times". www.thedubrovniktimes.com. Retrieved 2018-07-29.
  4. "Popular Ex-Yugoslavia Singer Oliver Dragojevic Dies at 70". U.S.News & World Report. 29 July 2018.