Legendary Estonian singer found dead, aged 64 (video)

  • 2014-09-26
  • From wire reports, TALLINN

Jaak Joala aka The Kremlin Nightingale (photo: YouTube)

Legendary Estonian pop-singer and music teacher Jaak Joala has died at the age of 64, Estonian press reports.

Joala was found dead at his home on Thursday. He had been released from hospital recently, Postimees Online writes.

He became famous as singer of the band Radar and in 1980's he was hugely popular in Russia and in the rest of the Soviet Union. Joala was later nicknamed the 'The Kremlin Nightingale' as a large number of his songs were in Russian.

Joala quit public performing in the middle of 1990's and became a music teacher, producer and show host. In 2010, he was granted the White Start VI class services badge by the President of the Republic.

Jaak Joala was born on 26 June 1950 and started his music career in the age of 17 in pop-groups Kristallid.

Watch one of Joala's hits below.