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Madalina Manole
Birth: Jul. 14, 1967
Valenii de Munte, Romania
Death: Jul. 14, 2010
Otopeni, Romania

Singer. Called "the girl with the hair of fire", she was internationally acclaimed as one of Romania's leading folk and pop performers. Born Magdalena-Anca Manole into a musical family, she began guitar and voice lessons as a child. In 1980 she sang "For Us There Cannot Be Another Heaven" in Dorin Doroftei's film "Nelu", then from 1982 until 1985 attended the Scoala Populara de Arta. Following her high school graduation, she trained as an air traffic controller and worked in that field for a time; in 1988 Madalina had her first significant hit with Costin Diaconescu's "A Sentimental Man" and that same year met her future husband, the somewhat older composer Serban Georgescu. In 1990 she had a major success with Georgescu's "Lovely Girl" and the next year released her first album, which carried the same title. Her 1997 folk disc "Smooth, Smooth, Madalina" was well-received and from then on she traveled extensively, mainly singing for Romanian groups and always called upon for her signature pieces "A Sentimental Man" and "Lovely Girl". In 1997 she founded a cultural association to promote humanitarian persuits, participated in the International Festival Golden Stag, and began appearing in cosmetic advertisments, then in 2000 she was honored at the Romania and Radio Awards and at the Music Industry Awards. Madalina had a baby on June 8, 2009, married her second husband, Petru Mircea, in October 2009, and in Feburary 2010 issued her ninth and last album, "09 Madalina Manole". Suffering from a vague malady in her final months, she committed suicide by drinking pesticide on her 43rd birthday. Due to her manner of death, she was denied the full rites of the Romanian Orthodox Church. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
Bolovani Cemetery
Prahova, Romania
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Originally Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: Jul 29, 2010
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I wish you could have stayed to see your baby grow up. Rest now.
- Debbie Ayala
 Added: Nov. 17, 2015
"You must have been in a place so dark, you couldn't feel the light reachin' for your through that stormy cloud, had no clue you were masking a troubled soul, God only knows what went wrong & why you would leave the stage in the middle of a song".--Rascal...(Read more)
- rubylane869
 Added: Aug. 15, 2015

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