Culture Ministry: Kora an important artist for generations of Poles

"Kora wan an important artist for generations of Poles. She was a full and accomplished artist," the ministry wrote, recalling that Kora had been awarded the Gloria Artis silver medal. Marek Gorczyński

Kora was an important artist for generations of Poles, the Culture Ministry wrote on Twitter on Saturday morning, expressing condolences over the death of the singer, composer and leader of the band 'Maanam'.

Kora (Olga Sipowicz) died on Saturday morning at the age of 67 after a long battle against cancer.

"Kora wan an important artist for generations of Poles. She was a full and accomplished artist," the ministry wrote, recalling that Kora had been awarded the Gloria Artis silver medal.

The Culture Ministry also offered condolences to the family of the deceased artist.

Kora, a rock vocalist and author of many hits, was the leader of the band Maanam in the years 1976-2008. Maanam was one of the most popular bands in the history of Polish rock.