Azra Kolaković

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Donna Ares
Donna Ares circa 2012.jpeg
Azra Kolaković

(1977-01-01)1 January 1977
Died2 October 2017(2017-10-02) (aged 40)
Cause of deathUterine cancer
Years active1997–2016
Spouse(s)Džavid Ljubovci (2011–2017); her death
Musical career
Associated actsHalid Bešlić, Šerif Konjević, Kemal Malovčić

Azra Kolaković (1 January 1977 – 2 October 2017), known by her stage name Donna Ares, was a Bosnian pop singer. Her final studio album Povratka nema was released in 2011. She died at age 40 following a three-year long battle with uterine cancer.

Early life[edit]

Azra Kolaković was born in the western Bosnian city of Bihać to Bosniak parents Mehmed and Ajka. She attended local music schools and graduated in 1995, during the Bosnian War. She started attending a music academy, but stopped due to the ongoing war in the country.

In 1997 she started her solo singing career. She debuted in 1997, under her stage name Donna Ares, to sing in the Croatian Dora competition to represent Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest.


Kolaković had been fatigued and losing weight for months before being hospitalized in early October 2014. She was diagnosed with uterine cancer[1] and received chemotherapy at a hospital in her hometown Bihać before being moved to Sarajevo for further treatment on 21 October 2014.[2][3][4][5][6]


She died at age 40 of the illness in her hometown on 2 October 2017, while in a coma. She was buried two days later next to her father.[citation needed]


Studio albums[edit]

Remix and live albums[edit]

  • Donna 2000 (2000)
  • MIX III (2003)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • The Best Of (2003)
  • Best Of Donna Ares (2006)
  • Deset godina sa vama (2007)
  • The Best Of Donna Ares / Želim da te gledam (2010)


  1. ^ "Na rak gledam kao na stanje koje mora da prođe". Story. 14 December 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-12-21. Retrieved 20 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Donna Ares teško bolesna, pevačica saznala da ima rak!". Svet Plus. 15 October 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Pevačica se bori sa rakom: Stiže podrška kolega!". Puls. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Dona Ares obolela od raka!". Story. 14 October 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-10-15. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Dona Ares saznala da ima rak: Ja nisam ona što pada na kolena, boriću se kao zmaj!". Press. 15 October 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Donna Ares obolela od raka: Boriću se kao zmaj!". Novosti. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 15 October 2014.