Friday 6th February 1998

Austrian singer Johann (Hans) Hölzel, better known by his stage name, Falco (40) died from a head injury when he got drunk at a party and got hit by a bus as he backed his SUV out into a street in the Dominican Republic. He scored the 1986 UK & US No.1 single ‘Rock Me Amadeus’ making him the first-ever Austrian act to score a UK and US No.1 hit single.

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