It is with great sadness that His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander II and the Advisory Bodies of the Crown report that the Crown advisor academician Predrag Palavestra, Knight of the Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the White Eagle, passed away today, August 19, 2014.
The Crown advisor Prof. Palavestra was born in Sarajevo in 1930. He studied at the Belgrade Faculty of Philology, where he received his PhD in 1964. He became a corresponding member of the Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1981 and he was elected a regular member in 1988. Since 1990, he was a member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was appointed a member of the Crown Council in 1992.
The Crown advisor Palavestra was one of the most prominent Serbian intellectuals, well known and respected critic and historian of modern Serbian and Yugoslav literature, person of high integrity, a wise and balanced man whose presence and words were appreciated and respected.
To the bereaved family of the late Crown advisor Predrag Palavestra, to the Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as to all other institutions and organisations in which he worked, cooperated and created, the Royal Family and the Advisory Bodies of the Crown express their deepest sympathy, praying to the Lord to grant eternal life to his soul and peace to his ashes.
At the Royal Palace in Belgrade
August 19, 2014