Final photo of Romanian singer Anca Pop shows her staring out over the same river where she died

The last photo Canadian-Romanian pop star Anca Pop posted on Instagram shows her staring out over the banks of the Danube River where she later died when her car plunged into its waters. 

The tragic 34-year-old singer-songwriter posted the chilling photo of herself sitting on the river banks on Instagram on November 15.

In the photo, Anca, who has a big following in Japan, can be seen sat with her back to the camera looking over the river and she added the simple comment: ‘Danube.’ 

This is the last photo of the Romanian-Canadian pop star taken on the banks of the Danube River where she died after her car plunged into its waters

This is the last photo of the Romanian-Canadian pop star taken on the banks of the Danube River where she died after her car plunged into its waters

This is the last photo of the Romanian-Canadian pop star taken on the banks of the Danube River where she died after her car plunged into its waters

Her last post on Instagram shows her staring out over the banks of the river

Her last post on Instagram shows her staring out over the banks of the river

Her last post on Instagram shows her staring out over the banks of the river

The body of the musician was identified by emergency authorities, after divers puller her body from the water around 5pm on Monday, just a few miles from her home town.

People have posted tributes to Anca in comments on the photograph. 

Georgiana20roxana wrote: ‘It’s impossible, to post such a photo and to have such a tragic death.’

And ‘deliaantal’ commented: ‘I hope the there is life after this and that she knew where she was heading to. And I hope that is a better place. This photo is creepy but also peaceful. I want to think she’s fine where she is and the transition was a quiet one. Condolences to the family!’

Images from the operation to remove Anca’s car from the Danube have now been released, showing divers working to reach the vehicle which can be seen underwater.

Rescue unit members from the Mehedinti County Emergency Situations Department found the singer’s body in the Danube on Monday evening, at 4.55 PM local time.

The body of the musician was identified by emergency authorities, after divers (pictured)  puller her body from the water around 5pm on Monday.

The body of the musician was identified by emergency authorities, after divers (pictured)  puller her body from the water around 5pm on Monday.

The body of the musician was identified by emergency authorities, after divers (pictured)  puller her body from the water around 5pm on Monday.

 Anca's car was found approximately 33 feet from the Romanian shore of the Danube. The police are investigating the circumstances in which the accident happened

 Anca's car was found approximately 33 feet from the Romanian shore of the Danube. The police are investigating the circumstances in which the accident happened

 Anca’s car was found approximately 33 feet from the Romanian shore of the Danube. The police are investigating the circumstances in which the accident happened

Ramona Nistor, a police spokesman said: ‘Five teams from the Orsova Detachement and Drobeta Detachment were deployed at the scene and intervened with three water and foam vehicles, one ambulance and one diver transporter.

‘The teams proceeded with the removal of the deceased from the vehicle which had fallen in the Danube river, in the area of the Sivnita locality.

‘The divers managed to bring the vehicle to the shore and removed the victim, identified as a 34-year-old woman. A vessel from the Sviniþa Border Police also participated in the intervention.’

Anca’s car was found approximately 33 feet from the Romanian shore of the Danube. The police are investigating into how she died.

It is thought Anca was on her way to visit her mother when she died. 

According to sources close to the family, cited by local tabloid clic.ro, Ancaspoke with serenity about her potential death in an e-mail she sent to her sister a month ago.

It is thought, Anca had been on her way to visit her mother when she died

It is thought, Anca had been on her way to visit her mother when she died

It is thought, Anca had been on her way to visit her mother when she died

News website A1 reported Anca drowned a few miles from her home in the Şviniţa viaduct, Mehedinţi County after her car plunged into the river.

News website A1 reported Anca drowned a few miles from her home in the Şviniţa viaduct, Mehedinţi County after her car plunged into the river.

News website A1 reported Anca drowned a few miles from her home in the Şviniţa viaduct, Mehedinţi County after her car plunged into the river.

She is said to have written that in the case of her death, no one should touch her body for 72 hours. The singer reportedly asked to be buried in the same place where she lost her life. She will be buried in the Svinita locality, according to reports. 

She was born in a small town on the shore of the Danube in South-Western Romania on October 22 1984. 

In 1987 when she was three years of age, Anca fled communist Romania with her family, crossing the Danube in an inflatable raft, in her mother’s arms.

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Once they arrived on the Serbian shore they handed themselves into the authorities and were taken to a refugee camp near Belgrade, called ‘Hilijade Ruza’ where they became political refugees.  

Anca drowned a few miles from her home in the Şviniţa viaduct, Mehedinţi County after her car plunged into the river

Anca drowned a few miles from her home in the Şviniţa viaduct, Mehedinţi County after her car plunged into the river

Anca drowned a few miles from her home in the Şviniţa viaduct, Mehedinţi County after her car plunged into the river

In 1987, Pop fled communist Romania with her family, crossing the Danube into then-Yugoslavia where they became political refugees. Months later, they emigrated to Canada.

In 1987, Pop fled communist Romania with her family, crossing the Danube into then-Yugoslavia where they became political refugees. Months later, they emigrated to Canada.

In 1987, Pop fled communist Romania with her family, crossing the Danube into then-Yugoslavia where they became political refugees. Months later, they emigrated to Canada.

Pop collaborated with Bosnian musician Goran Bregovic on his 'Champagne for Gypsies' album.

Pop collaborated with Bosnian musician Goran Bregovic on his 'Champagne for Gypsies' album.

Pop collaborated with Bosnian musician Goran Bregovic on his ‘Champagne for Gypsies’ album.

Her family were held in a camp of political refugees for seven months before emigrating to Ontario Canada.

When her family settled in Ontario she developed a love for music.

Age seven she started playing the mandolin and singing, as well as taking up sports drawing and writing.

In 1993 Anca’s parents decide to return back to Romania once communism had ended.

Emergency authorities identified Anca after divers found the Romanian-Canadian singer-songwriter's body

Emergency authorities identified Anca after divers found the Romanian-Canadian singer-songwriter's body

Emergency authorities identified Anca after divers found the Romanian-Canadian singer-songwriter’s body

The singer’s hits included Loco Poco, Super Cool and Free Love

The singer’s hits included Loco Poco, Super Cool and Free Love

The singer’s hits included Loco Poco, Super Cool and Free Love

Police said they were investigating the death of Pop

Police said they were investigating the death of Pop

Police said they were investigating the death of Pop

At age 15 Anca was invited to the Presidential Palace in Bucharest to receive a merit diploma from then President, Emil Constantinescu, in recognition of her community work and an essay she wrote on the topic

At age 15 Anca was invited to the Presidential Palace in Bucharest to receive a merit diploma from then President, Emil Constantinescu, in recognition of her community work and an essay she wrote on the topic

At age 15 Anca was invited to the Presidential Palace in Bucharest to receive a merit diploma from then President, Emil Constantinescu, in recognition of her community work and an essay she wrote on the topic

In a statement about her life and career on her Facebook page, Anca said: 'And now I realize just how much of what I am today, the thoughts that I have today, as well as the songs that I write today, are a result of the unique circumstances that surrounded my life and my family since day one. I wasn't born a musician, but somehow along the way I became one'

In a statement about her life and career on her Facebook page, Anca said: 'And now I realize just how much of what I am today, the thoughts that I have today, as well as the songs that I write today, are a result of the unique circumstances that surrounded my life and my family since day one. I wasn't born a musician, but somehow along the way I became one'

In a statement about her life and career on her Facebook page, Anca said: ‘And now I realize just how much of what I am today, the thoughts that I have today, as well as the songs that I write today, are a result of the unique circumstances that surrounded my life and my family since day one. I wasn’t born a musician, but somehow along the way I became one’

At age 15 Anca was invited to the Presidential Palace in Bucharest to receive a merit diploma from then President, Emil Constantinescu, in recognition of her community work and an essay she wrote on the topic.   

In 2004 one of Anca’s demos was heard by record label chairman Jonathan Simkin, who encouraged her musically.    

In 2008 she met Yugoslav musician Goran Bregović and began composing songs with him for one of his albums. 

After signing the Roton record label in 2013, Anca released the debut single ‘free Love’  in April 2015.

She released her self-titled album in Japan last year. 

In a statement about her life and career on her Facebook page, Anca said: ‘And now I realize just how much of what I am today, the thoughts that I have today, as well as the songs that I write today, are a result of the unique circumstances that surrounded my life and my family since day one. I wasn’t born a musician, but somehow along the way I became one.’ 

 

 

 

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