The Spanish singer Camilo Sesto dies


Spanish singer and songwriter Camilo Sesto, a popular star in the 1970s and 1980s, died of heart failure, his representative reported on Sunday. He was 72 years old.

The manager Eduardo Guervós confirmed the death of the artist to the Spanish public broadcaster TVE, saying that he died early Sunday in a hospital in Madrid after suffering two heart attacks. He had been admitted to the hospital on Saturday for kidney problems, according to El País.

Camilo Sesto In this photo of November 4, 2009, the Spanish singer Camilo Sesto poses next to a poster with his image during a press conference in Mexico City. Sesto, a popular star in the 70s and 80s that sold more than 100 million records in his more than four decades of experience, died of heart failure early on Sunday, September 9, 2019. He was 72 years old. (AP Photo / Gregory Bull, File)

Sesto, whose real name was Camilo Blanes Cortés, sold more than 100 million records worldwide during his 40-year career. His successes included "Something about me," "Forgive me" and "Melina."

In 1975 he starred in the Spanish version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Jesus Christ Superstar."

The interim president of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, wrote on Twitter: "With his genuine voice, as an interpreter and composer, he managed to be one of the most beloved and universal artists. Spain and all of Latin America lament the loss of Camilo Sesto. My hug to his family and the world of music. Their melodies will always be part of our memory. "

He had a son, Camilo Míchel, the result of a relationship with the Mexican Lourdes Ornellas.

Sesto had a concert scheduled in Puerto Rico during the month of October that was canceled last June due to a domestic accident.

"He suffered a domestic accident and has an internal tibial plateau fracture in his left leg and will have to rest for at least 60 to 80 days," producer Tico Santana said in a statement. The voice of "Do you want to be my lover?", "Forgive me" and "Never" was scheduled to appear before his Puerto Rican audience on June 13. The concert had been titled "In Celebration of Fathers Day". "We have already talked with the Camilo Sesto driver's office and we have received all the official documents from his doctors in Madrid," Santana said at the time.

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