UPD To�e Proeski dies in tragic car accident

by Stella Floras 85 views

At 6.30 this morning To�e Proeski died in a tragic car accident on the Zagreb-Lipovac highway near Nova Gradi�ka. The promising singer and songwriter was only 26 years old.

The popular artist from FYR Macedonia was reportedly in the car with his manager Ljiljana Petrovićand Georgij Georgijevski who are alive. Toše's car crashed into a lorry due to speeding and he was killed before medical help arrived.

Toše Proeski, born on 25 January 1981, rose to stardom in the former Yugoslav republics and he was very popular both for his artistic merit as well as for his humanitarian work. Toše represented FYR Macedonia in the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest.

UPDATE

The parliament of FYR Macedonia has suspended their works for the day. The day of Tose's funeral is yet to be announced. Tomorrow, Wednesday 17 Octoberwill bedeclared a day of national mourning for his homeland.

A special thank you to Ivan Horvat for his contribution to the article.

Stella Floras

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