Shmulik Kraus

 

 

Age: 77

 

Summary: Israeli pop-rock singer, actor, and composer considered as one of Israel's pop music's founding fathers in the evolution of modern classics who along with veteran Israeli singer-songwriter Arik Einstein and musical partner Josie Katz formed the pioneering rock group The High Windows and also contributed to the Israeli rock scene throughout the 1960's, but who had a history of violence due to his unstable personality and even spent much of his life in mental hospitals several times in the course of his musical career.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from swine flu

 

Born: July 1, 1935

 

Died: February 17, 2013

 

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel