Pop star Iveta Bartošová dies

Czech singer killed by train in apparent suicide

Prague, April 29 (ČTK) — Czech pop star Iveta Bartošová ended her life this morning by jumping into the path of an oncoming train in the district of Uhříněves on the outskirts of Prague, her husband Josef Rychtář said today.

Prague emergency service spokeswoman Jiřina Ernestová told the Czech News Agency rescuers had arrived at the scene on a railway crossing where a train had crashed into a woman, aged 48, but that her injuries were fatal.

Bartošová is a three-time winner of the Golden Nightingale poll in the best Czech female pop star category.

In the past few years, she repeatedly received treatment for alcoholism, and she tried to relaunch her singing career several times. She regularly appeared in the pages of Czech tabloids over love affairs and various scandals.

Bartošová has a son with successful lyricist Ladislav Štaidl, who also wrote lyrics for another Czech pop star, Karel Gott.

She married actor and producer Jiří Pomeje in 2008, and businessman Rychtář in 2013.

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