Bosnia and Herzegovina: Sabahudin Kurt (Yugoslavia 1964) passes away aged 83

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Sad news coming in the Eurovision world again. Following the first winner’s Lys Assia passing last Saturday, one more of the early Eurovision contestants passed away yesterday, leaving behind a long and remarkable career.

We’re talking about the beloved Bosnian singer Sabahudin Kurt, who was the first singer from this nation to represent Yugoslavia at the Eurovision Song Contest. His participation took place in 1964 in Copenhagen, where he finished in 13th place.

The Bosnian national broadcaster BHRT has announced that it’s going to pay tribute to his memory with a special TV show on Monday 2 April at 12:00 CET, entitled Život je sklopio krug (Life has come full circle), after his 1964 Eurovision song title.

About Sabahudin Kurt

Sabahudin Kurt was born in 1935 in the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo and recorded his debut song Dim u tvojim očima (Smoke in Your Eyes) at age 19, in 1954. Since then, he unveiled several singles and personal albums, with his latest being Zlatni jubilei, released in 2004.

In 1966, he got married to his wife Ismeta, with whom he had two sons, Damir and Almir.

Following a long series of health problems which began in the previous decade affecting his heart function, he decided to move to the Bosnian countryside and spend there the recent years.

Here at ESCToday, we would like to express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Sabahudin Kurt…