Sweden: Marcus Englof dies at the age of 34

by Stella Floras 231 views

Marcus Englof, songwriter and producer, passed away on June 25 at the age of 34. The cause of his death remains unknown so far.

Born on 15/06/1978, Swedish Marcus Englof was a very successful composer and producer who worked with some of the biggest names internationally such as Ricky Martin but also locally as many of his songs have topped the charts outside Sweden. In Greece, he worked with Eurovision 2006 entrant and local super star Anna Vissi but also Helena Paparizou who won the contest in 2005. Mambo the song used for the interval act during the 2006 contest in Athens was written by him.

Marcus has had two top ten songs in the recent editions of the Eurovision Song Contest. Together with Alex Papakonstantinou he co-wrote the Greek entry, Yassou Maria, which placed 7th in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest. In 2009, Marcus also co-wrote the Azerbaijani entry Always which placed 3rd.

Source: OGAE Greece

Sarbel – Yassou Maria

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMGzgNjxq3o[/tube]

Arash & Aysel – Always

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6BHEylwYIk[/tube]

Helena Paparizou – Mambo

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjIkYlPEaYA[/tube]

Big Time Rush – Famous

[tube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9cDZq4AFnk[/tube]

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Stella Floras

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