Grandmaster Dragan Paunovic passed away after a heart attack at the age 55, a couple of days after completing the open tournament in LLucmajor.
Several years ago Paunovic suffered heart attack during the Team Championship in Valjevo. He recovered after timely intervention.
Paunovic was resident of La Coruna in Spain. He won many tournaments in the region, including Sanxenxo, Valladolid and Coimbra.
Ha muerto el GM serbio Dragan Paunovic con 55 años DEP.Recuerdo que saco su ultima norma de GM ganandome la ultima ronda en Figueira de Foz.
— Juan Manuel Bellon (@Jmbellonlopez) May 19, 2016
The Serbian Chess Federation will hold commemoration on Tuesday or Wednesday.