Zvika Pick, one of the singers most identified with the Israeli soundtrack, was found dead this morning (Sunday) at his home in Ramat Hasharon, and he is 72 years old.
As you know, Pick had a stroke four years ago during a flight from London to Israel.
Following the incident, the flight landed in Vienna, where he was taken to a hospital for treatment.
"The pilot decided to stop the plane and I went to the hospital to get checked," Atgar Bekeshet said in an interview with Haim.
"It's not pleasant suddenly in the middle of the night to be alone in a hospital, but I realized that people want to help me."
Since the incident, rumors have been circulating about his health, and this morning, as mentioned, we were informed of his death.
Zvika Pick and his daughter Daniela, Meir Partosh
Pick burst into the public consciousness when he was chosen in the early seventies to star in the lead role as an actor and singer in the musical "Hair".
Then he broke into the airwaves with several hits.
In the 1990s Pick had a comeback that started with a concert tour with the Jerusalem band "Noushai Maggavat" and continued with the melody he wrote for the song "Diva" for Dana International, with which she won Eurovision 1998. After that, the musical "Mary Lou" was staged at the "Habima" theater, based on his old hits.
Throughout the seventies Peak won many prestigious awards, including "album of the year" and "singer of the year".
At the peak of his success, the biography "Angel or Devil" written about him by journalist Dodo Oren was published.
Zvika Pick was one of the first Israeli artists to receive extreme expressions of admiration.
In 1978 he released the album "Music" which sold over 20,000 copies in the first week and reached 100,000 copies in less than a year, a sales record in those years.
Zvika Peak with his uncle Topaz, 1985, Moshe Shay
Among his hits: "Love at the end of the summer", "There is no country for love", "I love you Leah", "The Automatic Dancer" and "Maale Maale".
Pick left behind a wife and four children, including Daniela and Sharona, who together made up the duo "The Pick Sisters".
Zvika Pick and his wife Shira, Meir Partosh
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