FOLK singer Hana Horka made headlines in January 2022 after it was announced she passed away at the age of 57.
She was known as a member of the Czech band Asonance and was a loving wife and mother.
Hana Horka passed away in January 2022Credit: Facebook
Who was Hana Horka?
Horka was famously known as a member of Asonance, the oldest folk band in the Czech Republic.
She had joined the band in 1985 alongside Marta Nollová, who later left in 2005.
Outside of her role in the band, not much information is available on her personal life as she tended to stay out of the spotlight.
How did Hana Horka die?
Horka’s death was announced on January 18, 2022, and reportedly came following a Covid-19 diagnosis.
She got the disease after her son Jan Rek and his father had tested positive, but instead of isolating and staying away from them, because she wasn’t vaccinated, she continued to stay around them to expose herself to the virus.
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Rek, told Prague Morning that she “preferred to catch the disease than get vaccinated,” against Covid so she could get the “recovery pass” to access off-limit sources of entertainment in the Czech Republic.
“Her philosophy was that she was more OK with the idea of catching Covid than getting vaccinated. Not that we would get microchipped or anything like that,” Rek told BBC.
“If you have living examples from real life, it’s more powerful than just graphs and numbers. You can’t really sympathize with numbers,” he continued.
Horka died two days after testing positive by choking to death.
She was only 57 years old at the timeCredit: Facebook
What did Hana Horka say about her diagnosis?
After testing positive, Horka took to social media to talk about her diagnosis, where she claimed she was recovering well, the New York Post reported.
“I survived… It was intense,” she wrote at the time. “So now there will be the theater, sauna, a concert… and an urgent trip to the sea.”
She went on to add, “Life is here for me and for you too.”
Rek later blamed the anti-vaxxer movement for the death of his mother.
“I know exactly who influenced her,” he said. “It makes me sad that she believed strangers more than her proper family.
“It wasn’t just total disinformation but also views on natural immunity and antibodies acquired through infection.”
The number of Covid-19 cases in the Czech Republic reportedly reached a new daily high on January 19, with more than 28,000 new cases being reported.
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