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Biography

  • Born

    6 May 1950

  • Born In

    Kraków, Małopolskie, Poland

  • Died

    22 May 2017 (aged 67)

Zbigniew Wodecki (6 May 1950 – 22 May 2017) was a Polish singer, musician, composer, actor and TV presenter.

Wodecki was born on May 6, 1950, in Kraków, Poland. He started to play the violin at the age of five. As a singer, he debuted in 1972 at the National Festival of Polish Song in Opole. He is mostly known for the songs Chałupy Welcome To, Lubię wracać tam, gdzie byłem, and Zacznij od Bacha, as well as the Polish versions of several soundtracks – Maya the Honey Bee, The Gummi Bears, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie. In the 1980s he performed in a cabaret with Zenon Laskowik (pl). He appeared as one of the judges on the Polish version of the Dancing with the Stars television show, Taniec z gwiazdami, during its first twelve seasons.

In 2014, Wodecki revealed that he had atrial fibrillation and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. On 8 May 2017, the artist suffered a massive stroke, a complication from bypass surgery he had at a private clinic, on 5 May 2017; and was taken to intensive care at Central Clinical Hospital of the MSWiA in Warsaw, where he died 13 days later, of complications from a stroke.

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