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Croatian Government Declares National Day of Condolences for Oliver Dragojevic

Oliver Dragojevic (Photo: Oliver Official)

Tuesday will be a National Day of Condolences for singer Oliver Dragojevic.

At the initiative of Croatian Prime Minister Andreja Plenkovic, the Government announced today the decision to declare Tuesday, July 31, 2018, a National Day of Condolences for the death of singer Oliver Dragojevic who passed away on Sunday.

The National Day of Condolences will be marked with the Croatian flag at half-mast on all government buildings. Unlike a National Day of Mourning, earlier planned events do not get cancelled on a National Day of Condolences.

On Tuesday, Oliver will be farewelled in Split, the city where he spent most of life, before his funeral service in his native Vela Luka on the island of Korcula on Wednesday.

Oliver Dragojevic (Photo credit: Lazeta Media Frankfurt)

A Jadrolinija ferry will carry Oliver’s body from Sv. Frane Church on the Split Riva to the harbormasters’ offices on Tuesday, giving the public a chance to gather on the Riva and pay their respects.

A catamaran will then take Oliver’s body to Vela Luka on the island of Korcula where Oliver was born for a funeral service on Wednesday.

Last night in Split and Zadar groups of people gathered spontaneously to sing together Oliver’s hits in his honour.

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