Svika Pick, a 72-year-old singer, songwriter, composer, and television personality, passed away on August 14, 2022. Although the exact cause of death has not been established, it is assumed to have been brought on by age-related conditions or by natural causes.
Pick experienced a stroke in 2018 that had an impact on his speech and mobility. Even though his illness later got better, he stopped writing and performing like he once had. His family members have not yet provided any information about whether the stroke played any role in his passing, and there is currently no way to know for sure.
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid gave him tribute and said,
Svika Pick passed away today, but the melodies and songs he left behind will go on for a very long time.
Svika, according to President Isaac Herzog, changed Israel’s cultural scene in a revolutionary way and gave it fresh vitality. He continued by saying that Pick’s music had a profound impact on everyone and had become a significant component of the soundtrack to their life.
Examining Svika Pick’s life and career
Pick was born to Jewish parents on October 3, 1949. His uncle taught music, while his grandfather oversaw a music academy. At the age of five, he began his classical music lessons.
After studying music at the Ramat Gan Conservatory and joining local rock bands, Pick’s family immigrated to Israel in 1957. He was a prominent pop singer in Israel during the 1970s and appeared as the title character in the musical Hair’s Hebrew version the same year.
Svika Pick composed music for several performers
Pick began writing music in 1998, and together with Yoav Ginai, they created the song Diva. Reunited in 2002, the group composed Light a Candle for Sarit Hadad, Israel’s representative at the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest. Additionally, he wrote music for Oleksandr Ponomaryov and Angelica Agurbashin, two Eurovision hopefuls. In 2003, he composed Hasta la Vista for Ponomaryov and another song for Agurbash.
From 2005 to 2009, Svika Pick served as a judge on the singing competition Kokhav Nolad. Then, in 2005, he made an appearance on the Bip docu-reality programme HaMaestro. The late musician also made a cameo appearance on Tamid Oto Chalom in 2009, and his songs served as the soundtrack and title music.
Twitter users pay tribute to the late artist
Svika Pack’s reputation in the entertainment business had grown thanks to his efforts as a singer and songwriter. When news of his passing spread, Twitter was inundated with condolences:
@Benhartman, Ben Hartman
Svika Pick, who was only a year old when he passed away, was sampled by @BennyBsf in one of the best Coca-Cola rap tracks youtube has ever seen.
RIP, Norman Goldner @nlygo Pika Zvika
For @Dana Inter, he wrote Diva.
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Yonat Friling @Foxyonat (Frühling)
Israeli pop singer and composer Svika Pick passed away at the age of 72. Dana International’s song Diva, which he performed, won the 1998 Eurovision competition. Quentin Tarantino is the man’s son-in-law.
May his songs live on forever and may his memory be a blessing.
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Jack Lawson may be reached at @jackhlawson.
Svika Pick, the most successful singer-songwriter in Israel, passed away today. Known as “The Maestro,” he was the driving force behind several winning Eurovision entries, notably Israel’s “Diva” in 1998. He was now negotiating with Noa Kirel to write Israel’s entry for the 2023 Eurovision.
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Pick’s wife Shira Manor, his five children, and his grandchildren are still alive.