The most unlucky Yugoslav singer: While she was going to the funeral of one sister, the other one died in front of her eyes

Jadranka Stojakovic / Photo: Screenshot/Youtube

The Yugoslav singer Jadranka Stojakovic, who died on this day in 2016, left a number of evergreens behind, including "Sve smo mogli mi", "Sto te ná" and "There's a secret relationship". However, she was remembered even after the difficult life, writes "Style".

In a conversation with a media outlet, the singer herself spoke about her life.

"My life has been difficult since childhood. Until I was five years old, I lived with my mother, who moved from place to place, then I moved in with my grandmother, and then my uncle and aunt took care of me. And they moved all over Germany, Norway and Spain," said she, who, due to frequent relocations, started her musical career outside the borders of the former Yugoslavia.

Jadranka Stojaković had her first musical performances in American jazz clubs in Germany, and her talent took her to Japan. However, her successful career was interrupted by the war in Yugoslavia. As she said herself, she could not enjoy her own success because she was constantly thinking about how her loved ones were and if they were even alive.

While staying in Japan, where she lived for 23 years, during the war in the nineties, her apartment in Sarajevo was taken from her.

Immediately after this unfortunate event, a great family tragedy happened to her - her sister died. After receiving the sad news, Jadranka traveled from Japan to attend her sister's funeral, not knowing that she was about to receive another life blow.

Namely, when she went to her sister's funeral, an unimaginable tragedy happened before her eyes on the way to the cemetery – her other sister died in a traffic accident.

Broken by the terrible events that fate has arranged for her, the singer gathered strength and continued with her life, until the evil fate knocked on her door again. Namely, the singer fell on stage in 2010 and was injured, and that completely changed her life. Her health quickly deteriorated, and she was diagnosed with motor neurone disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which left her completely immobile.

She was losing her strength more and more, and since she could not return the apartment in Sarajevo, she continued her life in Banja Luka, where she spent the last days of her life.

Despite all life's misfortunes, Stojakovic kept a cheerful spirit until the end of her life, and in one of the last interviews, she talked about happiness and positive thoughts that gave her strength to fight in life.

"It is interesting when in life a person asks himself 'What is happiness?' and how consciously we influence our thoughts, our good deeds. If you ask me what I would like, it would be anything. I would like people to think about themselves and their lives," she said in one of her last interviews for "Dnevni Avaz".

On that occasion, the singer admitted that many had forgotten her.

"I can't remember who visited me lately. I'm gone. That's it, I don't even have a voice. I can't anymore, the disease has taken everything from me. I can't play anymore, but I often dream about music. I live with her all my life and I dream of having concerts. I still feel her, I still hear her," she added for "Dnevni Avaz".

Jadranka Stojaković died at the age of 66 in a nursing home in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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