Singer Yvonne Přenosilová dies at age of 76

The 1960s-era Czech pop singer Yvonne Přenosilová has died at the age of 76. According to a neighbour, she had been suffering from long-term health problems.

Přenosilová was a signatory of the 2000 Words Manifesto, the primary document underpinning the Prague Spring which called for democracy and free speech in communist Czechoslovakia. She emigrated after the 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia and eventually settled in Munich.

From 1987, she started working with Radio Free Europe, collaborating, for example, with the singer-songwriter Karel Kryl. Přenosilová returned to Prague permanently in 1994, after the fall of communism.

Author: Anna Fodor