“‘The news of my death is true.’ If he were alive, he would say Meka,” the Slovak singer said in a brief statement of mourning.
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In October, the singer finally received a drip at the hospital, according to him, he was infected with a sinister bacteria. “Send energy, I need it,” he told fans on social media at the time.
The authors of songs like White Flower, Atlantis, What Hurts It Hurts, The Ballad of Field Birds or The Lion with Her are among the most prominent representatives of Czechoslovak pop music. In 1982, he became the first Slovak golden nightingale and, after Waldemar Matušek, he became the second to defeat Karel Gott.
Miroslav Žbirka, nicknamed Meky, was born in Bratislava, the son of a Slovak and an English woman. He started in the group Modus, continued in the group Limit and then continued with his solo career. Three years ago, he released his last album under the name Double Album. The recording was made in collaboration with producer Rob Cass and prominent British musicians at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studio 3.