Czech hit singer Věra Špinarová dies

Czech singer Věra Špinarová has died at the age of 65, it was announced on Monday. Špinarová, who broke into the big time in the late 60’s and 70’s, collapsed after a heart attack at a concert in Čáslav last Wednesday. She was taken to Prague’s Motol hospital where she died on Sunday. She began her singing career at the age of 15 and her first success came with the group Flamingo and was followed up with the group Majestic. Czech prime minister Bohuslav Sobotka said that the Czech music scene has lost one of its jewels.