The singer Horká, in a photo on her Facebook.
Hanka Horká, singer of the Czech folk group Asonance, died this Sunday at the age of 57, after deliberately contracting the virus to obtain her health passport without having to be vaccinated, her family announced.
Horká's group, married and resident in Prague, is known in her country for her anti-vaccine stance, as is the singer herself, who recently boasted about the contagion on her networks.
The family has accused the anti-vaccine movement of the vocalist's death.
The death and deliberate contagion has been confirmed on public radio iRozhlas.cz, by the singer's son, Jan Rek, who explained that his mother had refused to be vaccinated and had voluntarily exposed himself to the disease that he and his father, both vaccinated, contracted before Christmas, reports France Presse.
“My father and I were sick for three days;
my mother was five”, has clarified the son
"She decided to live normally with us and preferred to contract the disease rather than be vaccinated," said Rek, who specified that her mother tested positive in the last PCR that was done.
The death occurred after Horká and her family returned from a walk, after which the singer felt unwell, with respiratory problems typical of the disease.
The journalist comes to ask the singer's son if he is sure that the death was caused by covid.
"What has happened to him is like nothing else," replies the young man.
The singer's health condition worsened last week until her death.
Rek has accused local anti-vaccine figures of having convinced her mother not to get vaccinated and thus having "blood on her hands".
“I know exactly who formed his opinion (...) It saddens me that he believed more in these strange people than in his own family.
It was not only total misinformation, but also opinions about natural immunity and the antibodies created when contracting the disease”, lamented the singer's son.
Two days before her death, Hanka Horká had written on social media: “I survived.
So now there will be a theater, a sauna, a concert, a sauna and an urgent trip to the sea.”
In the Czech Republic, proof of a vaccine or recent recovery from the coronavirus is required in all cultural and sports venues, as well as in bars and restaurants.