Damir Mihanović (1961 – 1 January 2020), known by stage name Ćubi, was a Croatian comedian and musician.

Damir Mihanović
Also known asĆubi
Born1961 (1961)
Split, PR Croatia, Yugoslavia
(now Split, Croatia)
Died1 January 2020(2020-01-01) (aged 58–59)
Split, Croatia
Years active?–2019


He was born in Split in 1961 and spent his childhood in an old part of the town, called Varoš.

He is known to the general public for memorable roles in episodes on Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT) and later in episodes of the music-entertainment show Nad lipom 35 on Nova TV, which was his last role, roles in various commercials, and before that as a drummer from the Zadar band "Forum". In his music career, he stands out for the popular song "Pumpaj", released on his 1998 album "Rješenje za dobro raspoloženje" (English: Solution for Good Mood).

On 30 November 2019, during the shooting of Nova TV, he became sick and was admitted to the hospital the same night where he was diagnosed with lung cancer. At first, he was staying in the Zagreb hospital of Sestre milosrdnice, but later he was moved to hometown. On 1 January 2020, at 2:15 PM, he died at the age of 59.[1] He was buried at Lovrinac Cemetery in Split, on 3 January 2020.[2]


  1. ^ "Preminuo je Damir Mihanović - Ćubi". www.slobodnadalmacija.hr (in Croatian). 1 January 2020. Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  2. ^ "TUGA NA LOVRINCU Veliki broj ljudi došao se oprostiti od Ćubija". dalmatinskiportal.hr (in Croatian). 3 January 2020. Retrieved 3 January 2020.