Singer Anca Pop dies after her car crashes into the river Danube in Romania
Romanian-Canadian singer Anca pop has died after her car plunged into the Danube River in southwestern Romania, Daily Mail reported.
The body of the singer-songwriter, who has a big following in Japan, was identified by emergency authorities, after divers puller her body from the water on late Monday.
The 34-year-old's sister alerted police after she failed to arrive at the family home Sunday evening.
News website A1 reported Anca drowned a few miles from her home in the Şviniţa viaduct, Mehedinţi County after her car plunged into the river.
She had reportedly been on her way to visit her mother.
The news website also published a statement from Corina Moraru of Border Police, which read: 'The Mehedinti border police officers, while on a patrol-research mission of the area of responsibility, observed a river car 993 in the village of Sviniţa, a car fallen in the Danube river.
'The Border Police immediately took the measure to notify the Inspectorate of Emergency of the County Police Inspectorate and of the Orsova chapel, for taking the necessary legal measures.'
Anca's style was a fusion of Balkan and mainstream pop.
She also collaborated with Bosnian musician Goran Bregovic on his 'Champagne for Gypsies' album.
The singer's hits included Loco Poco, Super Cool and Free Love.
Tributes have poured in for Pop on Twitter.
One fan said: 'RIP Anca Pop, you were such an amazing artist and my best friend, I'm so broken right now, I don't even have words.'
She was born in a small town on the shore of the Danube in South-Western Romania on October 22 1984.
In 1987 when she was three years of age, Anca fled communist Romania with her family, crossing the Danube in an inflatable raft, in her mother's arms.
Once they arrived on the Serbian shore they handed themselves into the authorities and were taken to a refugee camp near Belgrade, called 'Hilijade Ruza' where they became political refugees.
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My view: This is sad, was she distracted by her mobile phone?, it's tragic way to die, very scary.