The Mexican singer-songwriter Armando Manzanero , known as the king of romanticism, has died this Monday from Covid-19 after spending several days intubated in a hospital, confirmed the Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador . He was 85 years old.
“It is something very sad. Don Armando Manzanero, a great composer of the best in the country,” lamented López Obrador, who learned the news during a press conference.
Manzanero, 85, was hospitalized on December 17 after testing positive for the new coronavirus and presenting a cough and low oxygenation. Six days later, he was intubated to receive mechanical ventilation support “with full consent,” according to reports from his agents.
In recent days, the bolerista had been honored in person by the Yucatan government with the opening of a museum dedicated to his life and work. But upon returning to Mexico City, Manzanero began to have a cough, according to statements by his wife, Laura Elena Villa , quoted by the website of the newspaper El Universal , reports Afp.
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Series and movies coming to Netflix in January. Nacido en el estado de Yucatán, Manzanero es uno de los compositores más emblemáticos de la música mexicana contemporánea, creador de “Somos novios” y “Contigo aprendí”, interpretados por él mismo y varios artistas, como Luis Miguel y Alejandro Fernández.
Manzanero es ampliamente conocido en América Latina y en 2014 se convirtió en el primer mexicano en recibir un Premio Grammy honorífico por su trayectoria.