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Denis Čabrić, bassist from Bosnian band Regina dies aged 49

17 August 2016 at 18:43 CEST
Denis Čabrić, bassist from the band Regina, has died after suffering a heart attack whilst on holiday in Croatia, it has been confirmed. He was 49 years old and had been working with the band since 1991. Regina represented Bosnia & Herzegovina in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow with the song Bistra Voda.

Regina was formed in Sarajevo in 1989 and released 11 albums over the years. Denis Čabrić had been working periodically with the band since 1991 and had been a permanent fixture in the line up since 2006. The group finished 9th in the Grand Final of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. The sad news was broken on Regina's official Facebook page.

Bosnia & Herzegovina's national broadcaster BHRT selected Regina to represent the country in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest. The group placed third in the First Semi Final before finishing in ninth place in the Grand Final. Bosnia & Herzegovina first entered the Eurovision Song Contest in 1993.