Karel Gott died at the age of eighty. The Czech schlager singer, who among other things sang the intro music of the original cartoon Maja de Bij , died of the consequences of acute leukemia.
According to Czech media, Gott died in the presence of his family in a hospital in Prague.
In 1967, Gott was not only one of the first international singers to have his own, long-term concert series in Las Vegas, but as a Czech also defended Austria's honor at the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest. Fenster , written by Udo Jürgens.
The singer would also concentrate on the German language during the rest of his career. He was also allowed to sing the intro number of the German-Japanese cartoon Die Biene Maja ( Maja the Bee ), which was made between 1975 and 1980.
There are no official data, but it is estimated that Gott has sold more than 30 million records in total. Gott leaves behind his 43-year-old wife and four children from his last marriage and previous relationships.