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Legendary Croatian Singer-Songwriter Arsen Dedić Passes Away

adLegendary Croatian singer-songwriter and Arsen Dedić has passed away in Zagreb on Monday aged 77…

Dedić wrote and performed chansons as well as film music, and was also an award-winning poet. Dedić, who was born in Šibenik in 1938, became a household name in the 1960s, thanks to music festivals and his brand of music, which was at first influenced by Dalmatian folklore, but was mostly comparable to the French chanson genre. Throughout the decades Dedić became one of the most respected musicians in the region.

He was married to German-born Croatian pop singer Gabi Novak. The couple have a son Matija, who is one of the most respected jazz musicians in Croatia.

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