Vice Vukov dies at the age of 72

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Croatian singer Vice Vukov died overnight at the age of 72 having been in coma for almost three years after a fall. He represented Yugoslavia twice in the Eurovision Song Contest, in 1963 and 1965.

Vukov was a popular singer in his home country in the 1960s. In the early 1970s he joined a movement demanding more independence for Croatia within the Yugoslav federation. When this movement was downed, he had to leave the country and was banned from performing publicly until 1989.

Vice Vukov took part in the 1962 Yugoslav national final but did not reach the top two. The year after, he was chosen internally to represent the country with the song Brodovi in London, where he finished 11th with three points. In 1965 he took part in the national final with no less than four songs and could win the selection with Če�nja. At the Eurovision Song Contest in Naples, he finished 12th with two points.

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