Croatian musicians died when they were 80

Here are 3 famous musicians from Croatia died at 80:

Ivo Tijardović

Ivo Tijardović (September 18, 1895 Split-March 19, 1976 Zagreb) also known as Ivo Tijardovic was a Croatian composer.

He studied at the Zagreb Conservatory and later worked as a professor of composition there. He was highly regarded for his contributions to Croatian music, particularly his vocal and choral works. Tijardović also composed for theater and film, and his music was featured in several Croatian films. Some of his most well-known works include the opera "Ljubav i zloba" (Love and Malice) and the choral piece "Hrvatsko proljeće" (Croatian Spring). Tijardović was awarded numerous honors for his contributions to music, including the Order of the Yugoslav Flag with Golden Wreath and the Vladimir Nazor Award.

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Dušan Džamonja

Dušan Džamonja (January 31, 1928 Strumica-January 14, 2009 Zagreb) a.k.a. Dusan Dzamonja was a Croatian personality.

Dušan Džamonja was a renowned sculptor, born in Strumica, Macedonia. He started his studies in the mid-1940s at the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. Later on, he continued his studies in Paris, France, and then in London, England.

In the 1950s, he returned to Yugoslavia and became a prominent member of the country's artistic scene, along with other renowned artists such as Miroslav Krleža and Mladen Stilinović.

Džamonja's sculptures are known for their abstract and monumental forms, and he held many exhibitions throughout Europe and the United States. He created several public sculptures that are now part of the cultural heritage of Croatia, such as the "Monument to the Revolution" in Podgarić and the "Peace Monument" in Dubrovnik.

Aside from his artistic achievements, Džamonja was also an active member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and received various awards, including the Vladimir Nazor award, one of the highest recognitions in Croatia's art scene.

He died in heart failure.

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Emil Glad

Emil Glad (June 25, 1929 Nova Kapela, Brod-Posavina County-August 28, 2009 Zagreb) was a Croatian actor and voice actor.

Glad appeared in more than 70 films and TV series throughout his career. Some of his notable roles include the character of Cico in the hit Croatian TV series, Gruntovčani, as well as roles in films such as The Birch Tree, The Glembays, and Fine Dead Girls.

Aside from acting, Glad was also a popular voice actor, lending his voice to various animated characters in Croatian dubbed versions of foreign animated films and TV series. He also became known as a prominent theater actor, working at the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb for many years.

Throughout his career, Glad received numerous awards and recognitions for his contributions to Croatian cinema and theater. In 2004, he was awarded the Vladimir Nazor Award for his lifetime achievement in acting.

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