Bulgarian Musician Vili Kavaldzhiev Dies at 65
Bulgarian musician Vili Kavaldzhiev has died at the age of 65, after a long illness, his family announced.
The funeral will be held December 30 at 2:30 pm in the Church of the Sofia central cemetery.
Vili Kavaldzhiev was born August 1, 1945 in the village of Samovit, near the city of Pleven. He started his music career in the 1960s with the bands Vikingite, Lira 70, Impuls, Zlatni Struni, Tangra and others.
In 1992, his performance of the song “Blizo do men” (Close to Me) won the big award at the international song contest “The Golden Orpheus,” held annually in Bulgaria between 1965 and 1999.
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