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Armando Gama (Portugal 1983) passed away at age 67

Armando Gama has sadly passed away this morning due cancer at the age of just 67. Armando won Festival da Canção in 1983 and represented Portugal at the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest. With his song “Esta balada que te dou”, he finished in 13th place at the contest in Munich, Germany. Armando António Capelo Diniz da Gama was born on …

Carmela Corren (Austria 1963) has died, aged 83

Carmela Corren, the Israeli performer who represented Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1963, has sadly passed away at the age of 83, according to Viennese Eurovision podcast Merci, Chérie. Corren represented the nation at the contest in London with “Vielleicht geschieht ein Wunder” finishing seventh. The performer was born in Tel Aviv and started out as a …

Emil Ramsauer has died, aged 103

Some sad news emerged earlier today, as Eurovision icon and long-time celebrated servant of the Salvation Army, Emil Ramsauer, has died at the age of 103. Emil became familiar to an international audience as the double bass player for Takasa, the band that represented Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö. The band was made up of six …

Hans Erik Dyvik Husby – aka Hank von Hell – has died aged 49

Hans Erik Dyvik Husby, one of Norway’s most celebrated  punk rock musicians, has sadly passed away at the age of just 49. Also known as Hank von Helvete and Hank von Hell, he found fame as the longest-serving lead vocalist of Turbonegro, a self-described “deathpunk” band who found major success in their home country with multiple hit albums. The band …

R.I.P. Claude Lombard: Eurovision 1968 Performer Passes Away at Age 76

Claude Lombard, the singer who represented Belgium at the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest, has died at age 76. The news was announced on her official Facebook page on Monday. No cause of death was given. Born on February 25, 1945, in Etterbeek, Belgium, Lombard performed the haunting love ballad ‘Quand tu reviendras’ at the 1968 contest. She performed 3rd and …

R.I.P. María Mendiola: One Half of Eurovision ’78 Disco Duo Passes Away at Age 69

María Mendiola, the Spanish singer who formed half of disco duo Baccara, has died. The news was first announced on the group’s official Instagram page and later confirmed by Spanish entertainment news site Formula.TV. She was 69 years old. No cause of death has been released.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by BACCARA (@baccaraoficial) Her …

Actress and Cliff Richard Muse Una Stubbs Passes Away at Age 84

Una Stubbs, an iconic actress who starred in some of the United Kingdom’s biggest television shows, passed away today at age 84 in her home in Edinburgh after a long battle with an undisclosed illness. Closely associated with Sir Cliff Richard during her early years, particular Summer Holiday (1963) and Wonderful Life (1964) and his TV show It’s Cliff Richard! (1970 – 1972), …

Italy: Television and Music Icon Raffaella Carrà passes away at age 78

She was an icon for decades on Italian television. She was an icon on American movie screens. She was an icon in Spain, Latin America, the United Kingdom, and for the LGBTQ+ community, and it is with much sadness that we learned of the passing of Raffaella Carrà this morning at the age of 78. In a statement, her partner …

Two-time Eurovision artist Fredi dies aged 78

Matti Siitonen, best known by his stage name Fredi, has died at the age of 78. The Finnish singer, comedian and presenter represented his country at Eurovision twice, first taking to the Eurovision stage in 1967 in Vienna with “Varjoon – suojaan”, finishing 12th. He returned to give the contest one of its most classic performances in 1976, with Fredi …

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