Zvika Pick, the most popular artist in Israel, called the “king” of Israeli pop music, has died at the age of 72, the Associated Press and France Press reported, citing BTA.
The famous singer, composer and author of dozens of hits died after a long illness. Israeli radio stations stopped their regular programs and began broadcasting his music after news of his death was announced.
He is the author of the song “Diva”, with which Dana International won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998.
Zwicka Pick was born in Wroclaw, Poland, on October 3, 1949, and his family immigrated to Israel in 1957. Early in his career, he brought David Bowie-esque glamor to the Israeli music scene with his period suits and long hair , when a more conservative spirit prevails, notes the Associated Press.
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— Girth (@Girth____) August 14, 2022
One of his four daughters is married to American director Quentin Tarantino.
In 2018, Pick suffered a stroke that impaired his speech and movements.
“Zvika died today, but the songs he left will be heard for years to come,” said Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid on the occasion of the death of the famous Israeli artist. His songs are in the heart and culture of Israel as anthems, Lapid also said.