Anca Pop, 34, dies after car plunges into Danube River

A Romanian-Canadian singer-songwriter has died at the age of 34 after her car plunged into the Danube River, according to reports.

Emergency workers identified the body of Anca Pop after divers found her car late Monday in southwestern Romania.

Police said Tuesday they were investigating her death.

Her sister alerted police after she failed to arrive at the family home Sunday evening.

In 1987, Anca Pop fled communist Romania with her family, crossing the Danube into then-Yugoslavia where they became political refugees. Months later, they emigrated to Canada. (Instagram)

In 1987, Anca Pop fled communist Romania with her family, crossing the Danube into then-Yugoslavia where they became political refugees. Months later, they emigrated to Canada. (Instagram)

She is survived by her parents and sister.

 

In 1987, Anca Pop escaped communist Romania with her family, crossing the Danube into then-Yugoslavia where they became political refugees. Months later, they emigrated to Canada.

After communism ended, she returned to Romania.

This year she caused a stir by revealing she was in a same-sex relationship, in a society which can be intolerant of homosexuality. (Instagram)

This year she caused a stir by revealing she was in a same-sex relationship, in a society which can be intolerant of homosexuality. (Instagram)

This year she sparked a stir by revealing she was in a same-sex relationship, in a society which can be intolerant of homosexuality.

Her style was a fusion of Balkan and mainstream pop.

She also collaborated with Bosnian musician Goran Bregovic on his “Champagne for Gypsies” album.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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